Internationally acclaimed swimwear brand La Isla is now available for retail on Amber Valletta’s website Master & Muse.
Master & Muse is an online purveyor of high fashion, socially conscious brands. La Isla joins the company of Vivienne Westwood and Roberto Cavalli as one of Valletta’s personal selections. La Isla will also be available for purchase through YOOX, an Italian partner of Master & Muse that promotes an environmentally sustainable lifestyle through an “Eco-commerce” initiative.
La Isla’s newest line features a vibrant array of immaculately crafted suits that reflect La Isla’s fusion of Latin and American roots. The line features trends of purple chevron, gold and cream hues, photographic printed fabrics, intricate back detailing on tops, matching color linings and even several one-piece suits. With some bold departures from past collections, the brand maintains its reputation for a perfect fit, stunning fabrics and quality craftsmanship.
Says La Isla founder Enrique Sánchez-Rivera,“La Isla is honored to have been selected by Amber [Valletta] for a retail partnership with Master & Muse. ”
Born in a bedroom, La Isla has outgrown its physical origins but retained every ounce of its intimacy. Its growth into one of the most recognizable names in swimwear has been entirely organic. The brand is known worldwide for the perfect fit, stunning fabrics and unique hand embroidery of its swimwear and apparel.
Over the years, La Isla has been featured and recognized in publications like VOGUE, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Portfolio (hardcover book), InStyle, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Foam, Surfing Magazine, Transworld Surf, Bazaar, Zink! and in other media such as The David Letterman Show and on E! Entertainment Channel.
La Isla’s manufacturing facility is in Medellin, Colombia, where all of the employees are locals and most are head-of-household women. The facility operates using as much natural light as possible, and uses digital printing for many t-shirts to conserve natural resources. And to support the local economy, all fabrics comprising La Isla’s 2014 collection will be sourced from Colombia.
La Isla supports many charitable efforts, and has formed partnerships throughout the years with organizations like Children of the Americas and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society.