Designed between Hawaii and New York, Estuaries is a lifestyle swimwear brand that celebrates the modern and forward thinking woman. Inspired by the city and the sea, the trans-seasonal collections are channelled as an accessory to achieve a certain lifestyle, a certain confidence, a certain freedom.
Behind this vision are sisters, Zhu Ru and Layla Chen, who spent their childhood on the coastal paradise of Honolulu, Hawaii. Growing up as natural adventurers, they live the lifestyle of a jet-setting, modern nomad. Now each have set urban roots in New York and have come together with complementary backgrounds. Zhu Ru is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and is seasoned in luxury labels such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and Be&D. Layla has a BA in Business Management and Marketing with a showroom management accolade to include the Adidas fashion group.
Launched in 2012, Estuaries has gained the love of sunbathers and spa-loungers alike, for its gorgeous use of premium Italian fabrics, a perfected fit and refined designs that will last for seasons to come.
Patterns, Development and Productions are made locally in New York City through close partnerships with family-owned factories to achieve the best craftsmanship and quality that the brand stands for in swimwear.
As a tribute to the brand's namesake and its geographic counterpart, each style is named after an estuary from around the world.