One-part Italian, one-part Canadian, it's an around-the-world heritage that gives Tosca Delfino a unique perspective on swimsuits. Whether she's inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge or Bondi Beach, her eclectic mix of pattern and prints always finds an anchor in some exotic locale and sentimental experience. Even if it's simply the Toronto skyline.
"I get inspired by traditions, architecture and body types," Delfino told this month's issue of Fashion Magazine. Her current Spring 2013 collection takes inspiration from the Cayman Islands after the wanderlust designer took a trip there. Thanks to the picturesque beaches and palm trees aplently, the locale has ensured that this season is Delfino's most beautiful yet. But that said, a little thing called talent also helps the collection along nicely.
Delfino's vision is ever evolving; when she's not busy in her studio designing, she enjoys spending time musing and sketching at the beach, as well as traveling to source new ideas and fabrications. Plus, with more than 10 years experience studying at George Brown College and Milan's Instituto di Moda Burgo, as well as stints honing her skills for the likes of Missoni and Arthur Mendonca, Delfino's sizzling swimwear is quickly becoming the poolside gear to be seen in.
As of now, her swimsuits are manufactured in Brazil, but come 2014, all production will be 100% Canadian. She also hopes to add a line of cover-ups to her range, but for now we're content with the popping prints and perfect beach escapes.
Images via Tosca Delfino