1979swimwear

1979 SWIMWEAR

92 Sales

1979swimwear

1979 SWIMWEAR

92 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(35)
Shop owner

Suzanna

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Announcement   1979........elegantly understated swimwear.

Welcome to my shop!
My quest is to make beautiful, highest quality swimwear for you.
With attention to every detail, careful development of the fit and love for design, i want to provide you with a beautiful bathing outfit in which to enter the oceans, beaches, pools & lakes.

Aloha,
Suzanna

Announcement

1979........elegantly understated swimwear.

Welcome to my shop!
My quest is to make beautiful, highest quality swimwear for you.
With attention to every detail, careful development of the fit and love for design, i want to provide you with a beautiful bathing outfit in which to enter the oceans, beaches, pools & lakes.

Aloha,
Suzanna

Suzanna

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Suzanna

blue bikini
US$170.00
pink bikini
US$170.00
Black swimsuit with belt size XL
US$160.00
Black swimsuit with belt size 4-14
US$160.00
black buttoned swimsuit
US$170.00
SALE size S ruby colored swimsuit
US$100.00
SALE: black swimsuit with collar TEODORA
US$100.00
Black Swimsuit "GRETA" size L
US$160.00
TEODORA- swimsuit with collar
US$180.00
high waist bikini bottom with buttons
US$110.00
black high waist bikini LUISE
US$180.00
SALE: black and white collared swimsuit
US$100.00
olive green bathig suit with belt
US$180.00
black high waist bikini
US$200.00
buttoned swimsuit "Magdalena"
US$180.00
SALE: elegant high leg swimsuit
US$125.00

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1 9 7 9 - elegantly understated swimwear

A few years ago in Honolulu i started making cotton bikinis by selecting vintage Aloha shirts based on selected famous prints ( by "Reyn Spooner", "Liberty House", "Musashiya the Shirt Maker" to name a few). I took the shirts apart and made bikinis from them, lining them with nylon spandex.
Shirts were transformed into bikinis, each piece unique. Because this was truly very complicated and took a very long time for a bikini to be made, i started using nylon spandex for my styles. Influenced and fascinated by Honolulu in the 1940´s and 50s the collection had a retro look, feauturing high waist bikinis, low cut legs, fabric covered buttons and corsage elements.
Working and showcasing in a tiny workspace in Chinatown-Honolulu, i sewed and sold my hand made pieces on Smith street in Chinatown, close to downtown Honolulu. During the day i would sew bikinis and search for great Aloha shirts and enjoying the ocean and beaches before and after work.
After this extraordinary happy time and 18 months in Honolulu, i moved back to Berlin. There was a moment of contemplating wether continuing to make bikinis in Germany would make sense.
I decided that making swimwear is my passion and decided to stay with it. Now based from Berlin, i continue to create my vision of elegantly understated swimwear.

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  • Suzanna

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Born in northern Germany and moved to Berlin to study fashion design. Worked for American Apparel and then moved to Honolulu for 18 months where i started 1979 SWIMWEAR. Based in Berlin now.

  • Firma Hermann Kutzschbach

    Cutting & Sewing

    The company "Firma Hermann Kutzschbach" is a family business run by Mr. and Mrs. Kutzschbach for more than 20 years- located in Chemnitz, Germany. They have a team of 1 lady who does the cutting and 10 skilled seamstresses.

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  • Firma Hermann Kutzschbach

    Mühlau, Germany

    Firma Hermann Kutzschbach is specialized in swim and sportwear for more than 20 years. It is a charming family business run by Mr. and Mrs. Kutzschbach who take care of the cutting and sewing of the majority of my swimwear items.

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