Launched in 2014 by friends turned business partners Fatima Rabago and Anaue Meter, luxury beachwear line Agua Brazilian Swimwear identified the need for unique yet durable styles. They found that lycra, an elastic polyurethane fibre, was their best bet to deliver quality swimwear. This year, Agua launches two new cuts for their BASICS collection comprising the timeless Strapless and the Side-boob cut, a modern style that is on-demand now, according to co-founder and designer Fatima Rabago. Its latest collection is the Brasilidade, their biggest one to date, that carries exclusive prints and styles such as the Harmony Maillot (pictured), the Jobim Maillot, and the Canhas Bikini. “All our pieces are made and designed in Brazil, and both of us wanted to bring the Brazilian culture to our clients through the vibrant colours and laid-back vibes,” Rabago said. More of these to come as the brand is preparing for their Summer Collection.