GRACE: Marysia Reeves on creating the most coveted maillots of the season

In the current issue of GRACE magazine, Georgie Abay meets Marysia Reeves, the design star making a splash in the swimwear scene...

“Only work with nice people,” is Marysia Reeves’s answer when I ask her about the best business advice she’s ever been given. She’s the inspiring woman behind Marysia, the LA-based resortwear brand that has taken a seemingly simple idea – scallop-hemmed maillots and bikinis – and made them so covetable that everyone from Behati Prinsloo to Anja Rubik to Lupita Nyong’o wants to wear them on and off the beach. It could be the flattering fit – everything including the brand’s signature scalloped edging is cut by hand and there’s no stitching or elastic at the edge, which means the fabric doesn’t pinch the body – or it could be the effortless elegance of her designs, but everyone’s into Marysia’s swimwear.

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