Some designers make wedding gowns, others produce ogle-worthy casualwear. But there is a rare breed of talented dressmakers who cater to the tropical born beach babes. To the ladies who spend more time by the pool or at the beach, we’re sure you care about your swimmies more than any other item in your closet. Whether you want to up your swim OOTD game or simply craving for something new, this summer 2016, why not consider having one custom-made for you? Below we’ve listed a couple of designers who will make your custom swim dreams come true.
One day, Charina Sarte suddenly realized that her wanderlust always lead her to the beach. In her constant search to find the perfect bikini to bring with her on trips, the frustrated designer decided to make her own. Although her brand has now flourished since she began designing in 2005, first love never dies.
Check out her sexy and sophisticated maillots and bikinis that the likes of Liz Uy and Jessica Wilson wear.
Boutique: 2nd level, Greenbelt 5, Makati
Contact: +632 7202613
Want to sizzle this summer? We suggest you go to Jot Losa and have him create a custom piece for you. Before Jennylyn Mercado landed her first Preview cover, everyone was talking about her sultry cover for FHM. That mesh suit was the bomb and you can have one, too!
Jot Losa Asymmetric Maillot, P8000; Daryl Maat Neon Yellow Maillot, P3000
He can also make your neon dreams come true via this sunshine-y maillot seen on a Preview editorial from the March 2016 issue.
Atelier: 150 M. Marcos corner V. Cruz Street, Brgy. Maytunas, San Juan City
In case you haven’t heard, our favorite hubadera designer just recently launched Boom Sason Quick Custom RTW to celebrate her four years in the biz. Promising to deliver her stylish ready-to-wear pieces—super sexy swimsuits included—in just two weeks, this is your chance to get a piece of the Boom Sason pie.
What’s great about this is that she can custom-fit the pieces for you! Yass!
Atelier: 7B Amorsolo Street, San Lorenzo Village, Makati
Contact: +632 8965243
Coleen Garcia for Preview in Yuminum’s Saucy Sussie Bottom
Since the day we met Bien Santiago of Yuminum Bikinis back in her PEFTA days, we have been obsessed. Because swimsuits are her bread and butter (which means she is a master at creating swimmies), we have enlisted her help, time and again to make custom pieces for Preview editorials and editors!
Yuminum dark blue cutout maillot; Julius Tarog light blue cutout maillot, P5000
Ladies, you have to realize that the possibilities are endless when working with a designer to create a swim piece just for you.
Contact: 09178471677 thru viber
A professor at the Style and Design Academy Manila, Daryl Maat has been dressing up stars from different networks from red carpet appearances, music videos, to noontime shoes. But he is also pretty crafty when it comes to making suits. Remember that super sexy Baywatch Tanduay poster of Jessy Mendiola? Daryl is the designer responsible for making that classic red maillot.
Just last month, his work was also seen on an editorial for Preview proving that when you truly understand a woman’s body, swimwear can be made fun and sexy at the same time.
If you want unique swimmies, you go to Martin Bautista. He has reimagined his couture frocks by making bodysuit versions of them that you can take to the beach! Truth be told, you can just buy a skirt separately and take these babies from the pool to a wedding.
We’ll let the pieces do the talking as seen on Boop Yap’s custom pieces worn when she went to Maldives.
Atelier: Unit 803 Princeville Condominium, Laurel St. Mandaluyong
Photo credit: Body Electric editorial on Preview’s March 2016 issue. Photographed by Shaira Luna. Styled by Loris Peña