Contessa Volpi swimwear is the product of many years of inspiration and ambition: a swimwear label that is stylish, unique and made to the highest quality. Specializing in one piece swimsuits and bikinis that are handmade from the finest Italian Lycra, Contessa Volpi was inspired by a passion for the finest classic designs and nature’s incredible beauty.
Founder Enrica Volpi, started her career studying fashion at the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Italy, after which she worked with celebrated fashion designers in Northern Italy. This eventually led Enrica to launch her first collection under the lingerie & swimwear label Adorisadora. Here Enrica developed her unique style which has now been acclaimed across the world.
Enrica then spent a full year living and travelling across Australia, where she fell in love with the culture, lifestyle and amazing natural landscapes. Contessa Volpi swimwear was born. This journey inspired Enrica to start a swimwear collection that combined her experience and passion, creating swimwear design and prints of the highest quality, all handmade in Sydney Australia.
A Message from Enrica
Thank you for visiting Contessa Volpi swimwear, it’s my pleasure to share our latest collection with you!
Our current line ‘Liberty’ takes inspiration drawn from the Seventies and embraces bohemian chic with just a touch of the surreal.
A gorgeous line-up of predominantly full piece swimsuits, Contessa Volpi’s newest collection is a subtle nod to the Seventies while maintaining its classically modern designs. Featuring flattering retro-style cuts, bandeaus, ruffles and florals, the whimsical collection is a glimpse into the past and a celebration of female awakening.
I'm always found something alluring about the Seventies. That feeling as though it was a simpler, more innocent time, while being also a powerful era filled with political change and sexual revolution.
“I love that soft bohemian femininity of the Seventies. For me it conjures up an image of a young woman walking through flower fields…. wearing flowing skirts and garlands in her hair. This is the main essence I was trying to capture and is represented in the frills and florals throughout this season’s collection.
“But beyond that ‘prettiness’, the Seventies were also about women finding their voice; their power, and their sexual freedom. So I’ve also brought an element of that daring and strength into the designs this year. It really is a celebration of the full spectrum of what it is to be female; from softness to strength and power.”
The colour palette is a dreamy mix of aubergines, greys, blacks and whites, while luxe fabrics boast distinctive retro prints of florals, stripes and her bespoke ‘print spades’. Featuring ultra-flattering cuts that enhance a woman’s natural shape, the new collection effortlessly combines elements of high-end style with relaxed beachside comfort. Plus, all Contessa Volpi pieces are ethically made in Sydney, using the highest quality, sustainable Italian Lycra.
“We’ve been using sustainable Italian Lycra since Contessa Volpi’s inception. My love for the ocean has always been a huge consideration in how the pieces are made. We create very limited quantities each year and all pieces are ethically made right here in Sydney.”
“We use a high quality, Italian fabric using ECONYL®, which is a yarn that comes from 100% regenerated materials such as fishing nets and other pieces recovered from the ocean. There’s just something so poetic about taking ocean waste and turning it into beautiful, luxury swimwear.”
Thank you to all the people who inspire me, push me and believe in me. Let the adventure continue!