With almost 8,000 kilometers of coastline, it is not surprising that swimwear firms made in Spain have grown in recent times, taking advantage of the advantages offered by e-commerce for independent brands that do not have a physical point of sale.
Along with consolidated labels, such as Ysabel Mora or Aurelia Gil (a firm present in the calendar of fashion shows at Madrid Fashion Week), and brands that play with versatility and design when making visually aesthetic and highly flattering proposals, there are also firms aimed at younger generations, with options full of winks to trends.
Sustainability is the common point of many of the bets, made with recycled materials, organic fabrics and alternatives designed to reduce the environmental impact of fashion on the planet.
This Barcelona-based firm founded in 2012 fuses the Mediterranean style synonymous with summer with the most casual Californian aesthetic. In their collections we find pieces of minimalist air along with others that play with prints and special details, but always without neglecting their versatile character. Since 2022, they offer options also for men.
Color tile bikini with rings on the straps and lace on the chest, belongs to the Essentials collection and is designed in collaboration with the Spanish brand Mint & Rose (74.90 euros).
Like a fish in water
The Barcelona firm, co-founded in 2010 by Raquel Pérez and Sandra Puig, defines its designs as "beach couture" and claims the idea that bikinis and swimsuits can offer a more special image, away from extreme simplicity. Ruffles, asymmetries, puckers, bows... The bets of Como un pez en el agua are adorned with romantic and feminine elements to give rise to unique pieces, made with natural fibers and often with handmade finishes.
Flower bikini with contrasting ribbons in turquoise blue (148 euros).
Designer Aurelia Gil graduated in Fine Arts before specializing in fashion and launching her eponymous label almost 20 years ago. Since then, she presents her swimwear collections with creations full of prints and embroidery, handmade in her workshop in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, her hometown.
Triangular bikini top with net finish made 100% by hand following the crochet technique to achieve the mesh effect (90 euros).
A mother and daughter, Peque and Cris, are behind this Catalan firm that advocates sustainable fashion (according to the brand, more than 70% of the nylon they use is recycled) since its creation in 2012. All the pieces are made in workshops in Barcelona and in their collections we can find plain bikinis suitable for lovers of minimalism or bets that incorporate traditional prints, such as flowers or vichy paintings, but in updated pieces with ruffles, asymmetrical necklines or details of rings and bows.
Yellow vichy checkered bikini, the upper part has a price of 43 euros and the lower, 34 euros.
Ysabel Mora is a benchmark in national swimwear, backed by its 35 years of existence. From the firm they advocate designs suitable for the whole family and if you like to be coordinated with the little ones of the house, you can opt for matching swimsuits. The classics of always, such as the sailor striped swimsuit or the monochrome bikini of triangles, coexist with alternatives more linked to trends, with the presence of cut-out openings, halter necklines or games of asymmetries. In addition, if you are looking for functional options, you will also find reducer designs that shape the body.
Polka dot swimsuit with side opening and open back (49.95 euros).
Formerly known as B the Beach Brand, the firm debuts a new name, Belamer. Of course, it does not renounce the essence and aesthetics that has made this brand one of the most coveted in terms of swimwear. The Barcelona label was created in 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and is led by sisters María and Berta Rosiñol. The aesthetic codes of his designs drink from nineties minimalism: there is no trace of prints or superfluous ornaments. The materials are environmentally responsible, with large weight of regenerated nylon coming from recycling fishing nets and other materials and linen (in their clothing).
Bottle green bikini formed by the triangular top Léa (58 euros) and the Camilla high panties (58 euros).
The Alicante town of Almoradí is the birthplace of this small swimwear firm. The light of the Costa Blanca and the spirit of the Vega Baja inspire the collections, full of nods to this world through fruit and flower prints and a chromatic palette far removed from the gloomy tones.
Purple swimsuit, Nilla model, with lace at the neck and made from Econyl (recycled lycra) (75 euros). Also available in printed version.
Gabriela Ortiz founded the brand in 2013 with the aim of "designing unique and special bathroom pieces, rich in details, exclusive fabrics and above all with an impeccable pattern and confection," reads the firm's website. His proposals are identified at a glance thanks to a very recognizable aesthetic, far from the predictable.
Asymmetrical swimsuit with one shoulder exposed. It incorporates a discreet gold contrast edging (119 euros).
Designed and made in Barcelona, Lia Swimwear's bikinis and swimsuits have conquered dozens of influencers since its creation in 2015. Among them Dulceida, which has recently launched a capsule collection in collaboration with the brand. The ideal choice for those looking for full-trend options that highlight the woman's body to the maximum.
Bicolor chess-type checkered bikini in orange and fuchsia, Palawan model (67 euros).
With less than a decade of life, Black Limba has achieved a prominent position as a lingerie, swimwear and activewear firm in Spain. With regard to bikinis and swimsuits, the label founded in mid-2016 by Javier Garay, Álvaro Banús and Pepe Merino presents a 2023 collection dotted with sorbet colors and multiposition designs designed for those who do not settle for the bikini of a lifetime.
Multiposition bikini in raspberry color (65 euros).
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