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FRANCESCA AIELLO // FRANKIES BIKINIS

Designer Interviews | Dec 3, 2017

Firstly, where are you in the world right now and where have you been lately (and why)? Currently I am in Los Angeles Ca! I haven't been traveling as much as I was this Summer because of work in LA. Starting from June-August I was in Bahamas, Hawaii, Miami and Paris! Mostly for work with Frankies.

How did you get started with Frankies Bikinis? I started Frankies in high school based off my love for swimwear and growing up on the beach in Malibu. With social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, etc. we were able to grow our brand rapidly!

Swimwear this season, what are the trends we should look out for? Swimwear trends this season everyone should look out for are, trendy prints, asymmetry, and sportier styles.

What are your sources of inspiration and how do you go about designing each season? I get inspiration from the women I see around the world when I am traveling!

Ok, we’re in your hometown for 24 hours. Where do you take me, so I fall in love and return? If you were in Malibu for 24 hours I would take you to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with the best surf break [Little Dume] and then head to an amazing local smoothie shop [Sunlife Organics] 

Who would you love to see wearing Frankies Bikinis and who have been some of you highlights?  I would love to see Beyonce, and Rhianna in Frankies! Highlights in the past have been Candice Swanpoel, Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner 

How do you keep healthy and in shape, while managing the daily grind? I love to do hot yoga, pilates, soul cycle, and circuit training at Barrys Bootcamp! I always change it up so I don't get bored.

What is a piece of advice you live by, or a piece of advise you would pass on to anyone starting out in the industry?  I would say managing stress in this industry is super important, as long as you can keep your stress low when problems arise, you can tackle anything!

What are your top fives on Spotify at the moment? I use apple music, I love Rhianna's new song Lemon, No Limit by G Eazy, Bad At Love Halsey, Silence Marshmellow, and Motorsport Migos 

The best beach? Why? Little Dume in Malibu, Ca! It's a private beach so never over crowded, has the best surf breaks, and is just straight up beautiful!

What do we have to look forward to with upcoming Frankies Bikinis?  So much! We have a ton of a capsule collections releasing this Spring that are on trend, fun, and exciting! Stay tuned 

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