Estuaries® is a lifestyle swimwear brand that celebrates the modern and forward thinking woman. Inspired by the city and the sea, the transeasonal collections are channeled as an accessory to achieve a certain lifestyle, a certain confidence, a certain freedom. Estuaries embodies an effortless opulence with an urban vibe and is currently sold at specialty boutiques, luxury resorts and spas.
With a vertical integration, we take an artisanal approach to swimwear. The entire swimwear process happens under the same studio at Atelier Amelia, in our own swim factory in New York. From design concepts, pattern making, sample development to material sourcing, and final productions, we are able to achieve the best craftsmanship. Having our own local factory enables us to: produce on a cut-to-order basis (eliminating unncessary waste), be responsive to market changes, stay innovative and ensure quality control every step of the way.
Behind this vision are sisters, Zhu Ru and Layla Chen, who spent their childhood along 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 and Alexander Wang. Layla has a BA in Business Management and Marketing with a showroom management accolade to include the adidas fashion group.
Launched in 2013, 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.
As a tribute to the brand's namesake and its geographic counterpart, each style is named after an estuary from around the world.
Estuaries is designed between Hawaii and New York. All swimwear is made in NYC.