Francesca Aiello is a 19-year-old designer, very popular in social media. She recently had her debut bikini show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. She is the youngest designer ever to appear at the shows in Miami Beach.
Before posting the pictures from her show on Twitter and Instagram (where her business started a couple of years ago) she said that she was really nervous but also very excited.
Francesca Aiello grew up in California wearing bikinis in Malibu all the time. By the time she was 17 with the help from her mother she had launched her swimwear line. “I don’t really know how to sew, but my mother does. Although our first try didn’t work out, we decided to find the people to help make the right bikini”, said Francesca. They found a factory in Los Angeles where her swimwear is made now.
The young designer says that it is very important not to let your age prevent you from doing something. She doesn’t stop just because she’s only 19.
Her light-hearted attitude is also present in her third swimwear collection. She tells that for inspiration she is always watching the ladies on the beach. The collection combines the Hawaiian shoreline with southern California style. Bikini tops with crisscross backs are perfect for the surfer girl and the beach lifestyle. You can purchase the pieces online from sites such as ShopBop.
Francesca Aiello plans to expand the brand and to start making clothes that can be worn not only on the beach. And of course she will keep those social media fans updated.