MAKING A SPLASH
This must-have Australian label is breaking all the swimwear rules
One look at Aqua Blu’s chic bikinis and one-pieces and you know this is no ordinary swimwear label. And it’s all thanks to creative director Kristian Chase (below left). Having worked for Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Hermès, Chase has brought a distinct international feel to the designs, but translated for an Australian audience. Think beautifully cut, highquality pieces that mix modern shapes with feminine details, such as luxe lace or cheeky cut-outs. “It’s all about pushing boundaries and creating looks that excite people,” says Chase. With this season’s collection focusing on bold colour and strong prints, excited is an understatement.