OUR STORY

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 'Saltwater' which marks our fifth anniversary. Boasting a range of beautifully feminine styles designed to embrace all body shapes, the exclusive 2020 line-up features retro-inspired, bohemian prints and a new range of mix and match bikinis; all made with luxuriously soft, sustainable Italian Lycra and the highest quality Italian Ripple Jacquard.


With a subtle nod to the cultural revolution of the Sixties - an era of fashion innovation and newfound independence for women - Contessa Volpi’s swimwear collection features florals, stripes, paisley inspired floral, and animal print designs. Drawing inspiration from a powerful decade where traditions were broken and self-expression was encouraged, Contessa Volpi has this year introduced mix and match bikinis, allowing customers to create their own top and bottom combination to best suit their personal style and shape.


Born in Italy and having launched her fashion career in Milan, Founder and Designer, Enrica Volpi is this year celebrating the fifth anniversary of Contessa Volpi; a luxury swimwear brand 100% designed and made in Australia.

The introduction of mix and match bikinis is in keeping with Contessa Volpi’s core values, which focuses on celebrating the beauty of all women. Enrica explains, “The belief that every woman is beautiful, at every size and every age, is the foundation of Contessa Volpi. Because of this I’ve always designed my swimwear to enhance natural curves, allowing all women to feel comfortable and sexy. Now, we’re extending this feeling of comfort and offering women even more choice, with the ability to mix and match our entire bikini range.


“Whether it’s that they simply need different size tops and bottoms, or whether they wish to create their own style and colour combination, our customers now have full control and can pick a combination that best suits their individual needs. It’s something our customers have been asking us for, and I’m so happy we’re now able to meet that demand.


“I think that after the year we’ve had, it’s more important than ever for us to do what we can to make us feel good. Get outdoors, enjoy the beach and the sunshine this summer, and just feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. My hope is that my swimwear will give women the confidence they need to just get out and enjoy life.”


With eight swimsuits and four new bikinis, the 2020-21 collection features Contessa Volpi’s signature details; from frills and ruching, to twisted bandeaus and asymmetrical cuts, every piece has been lovingly designed with the comfort of the wearer in mind. This year’s colour palette includes a gorgeous mix of cherry, burnt orange, light blue, navy, black and white, including Contessa Volpi’s popular dot points, and new floral, pinstripes, animal and paisley inspired floral designs.


Continuing to focus on sustainability, Contessa Volpi’s new range is, as always, made from the  highest quality, sustainable Lycra, called ECONYL®. This incredible Italian fabric is made from 100% regenerated materials, such as fishing nets and other pieces recovered from the ocean, helping to clean the oceans and reduce the production of single use plastic. Your swimwear might even help save a dolphin!. Beyond the swimwear itself, all Contessa Volpi orders are shipped using sustainable packaging that can easily be composted at home.


Conscious about overproduction, Contessa Volpi only creates a very limited number of high quality, ethical and locally produced pieces each year. Every swimsuit is 100% Australian designed and lovingly handmade in Sydney, resulting in some of the highest quality, luxury, Australian made swimwear on the market.

 

Let us bring a sense of sophistication and glamour to your life.

 

Thank you to all the people who inspire me, push me and believe in me. Let the adventure continue!

 

Enrica