Contessa Volpi is the product of many years of inspiration and ambition: a swimwear label that is stylish, unique and of the highest quality. We specialise in one piece swimsuits and bikinis that are made from high-quality and sustainable Italian Lycra in Sydney, Australia. If you want swimmers that are inspired by Italian design and made to the highest standards in Australia, you have found the right place.
Introducing our latest swimwear collection, Sunshine. Boasting a gorgeous line up of eco-friendly swimsuits and bikinis, the form-flattering range celebrates the diversity of the female shape. With a variety of styles and cuts, Contessa Volpi’s new Sunshine range is designed to make women of all ages and body types feel comfortable, sexy and confident this summer.
Influenced by the journey of female empowerment, Contessa Volpi’s Designer and Founder, Enrica Volpi, took her inspiration for this season’s collection from the Forties - a turning point in the history of women – while maintaining the brand’s modern-day look. Borrowing from the wartime era’s subtle style and feminine elegance, Contessa Volpi’s 2020 range includes a variety of designs that enhance and celebrate the female shape.
Enrica explains, “I’ve been so inspired by the #metoo movement and this feeling of an uprising amongst women. So for this season I wanted to include a subtle nod to the time when women’s empowerment began; the 1940s. The Forties was an era when women came into their own while the men were at war; they realised they had a value beyond wife and mother and discovered a new sense of pride and independence. I don’t think it’s any surprise that Wonder Woman - an unapologetic feminist who epitomised the strength of womanhood – was created during this time.
“Celebrating female empowerment means celebrating the beauty of all women; I believe every woman is beautiful, every age is beautiful, and every decade of your life brings out a new form of beauty. While I’ve always designed my swimwear to enhance natural curves, this year I’ve added even more designs and styles to provide women with more choices - wider shoulders, more breast coverage, less skimpy bikinis etc. And this year we’ve also added a size 16, extending our original range which was 8-14. It’s about offering a woman more choices so she doesn’t feel the need to conform to a certain style, but rather choose something that is uniquely flattering to her individual shape.
Born in Italy and having launched her fashion career in Milan, Enrica Volpi is now proud to create 100% Australian designed and manufactured swimwear that is ethical, sustainable and stylish.
“As Contessa Volpi grows, it’s more important than ever to ensure we remain a sustainable and responsible business. We’re conscious about overproduction so we only create a very limited number of high quality, ethical and locally produced pieces each year. I’m so proud to be able to support a small team of local workers and have all our pieces made right here in Sydney!
“This year we’ve also changed our packaging and have switched to compostable mailers. So customers can rest assured that not only is their swimwear made from recycled materials, but the packaging will break down in the dirt without adding to landfill.”
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