PINTUCK RESORT SWIM & ACTIVEWEAR SS20

PINTUCK RESORT swim & active wear are locally made using superior fabric with signature designed prints; I caught up with Jo Springthorpe, founder and co-owner:

‘Pintuck Resort’s simple concept is to create gorgeous original prints, then pair them with a select range of swimsuit designs, that experience has taught us are the most flattering to all women’s bodies. Then allow the women, themselves to play. With our help, our customers can pair the pattern she loves with the suit that suits her!”

PINTUCK RESORT SWIMWEAR

PINTUCK SWIMWEAR

Where does your name PINTUCK RESORT derive from

PINTUCK RESORT came from a brand I had done before which included dresses and kaftans sourced from India where their signature technique included a lot of ‘pintucks’. I just loved the name and it stuck! When it came to moving into swimwear, we decided to carry on with the name Pintuck and added the word Resort.

PINTUCK RESORT SWIMWEAR

Where did your inspiration for swimwear come in?

I couldn’t find any swimwear for myself that wasn’t either young surf brands or boring “old ladies cozzies”, so while on holiday sipping sundowners with my partner Beryl who has been in swimwear for many years, we decided to make our own instead!

PINTUCK RESORT SWIMWEAR

PINTUCK SWIMWEAR

What makes PINTUCK RESORT unique?

It’s unique because of our prints; I think we have a very specific handwriting , retro based with a play on graphics and colour .

Secondly, we make a lot of prints over our tried and tested styles so there is a lot of variety to choose from where you can create your own bespoke online or choose your own style and print you love. (You can meet us and chat at our Pop UP stores and we can help with your decisions – there’s one this weekend so look on the social pages -see links below).

PINTUCK RESORT SWIMWEAR

PINTUCK RESORT SWIMWEAR

What can we expect this season?

We are excited about our new season as it’s an entire new lot of prints introducing new styles; so far the range has been very well received.

We have also grown our brand to include Petite and Tween ages so are fulfilling our #foreverybody idea.

PINTUCK RESORT SWIMWEAR

PINTUCK SWIMWEAR

You’ve just returned form Kamersvol in Jozie, how did it go?

It was such fun and a great market to launch our new SS20 range.

We do regular Pop Up Shops and open days throughout the season at our studio in Newlands, which we post on social media and via our newsletter, so customers can sign up for updates .

PINTUCK RESORT SWIMWEAR

PINTUCK SWIMWEAR

Size-wise you cater for…

Now with Petite and Tweens they run from ages 1 – 12 and our adults go from size 6-16

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How do we get in touch

Our website www.pintuckresort.com has all the styles and prints and you can order online . Or follow us on social media and come to our Pop Ups

PINTUCK SWIMWEAR

PINTUCK SWIMWEAR

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That’s it for the day – I hope its a sunshiny weekend up ahead; a good time to go swimwear shopping – I’m popping into PINTUCK RESORT pop up shop – maybe I see you there?

cath

CONVERSATIONS: Pintuck Resort Swimwear Summer 2018

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Pintuck Resort is the passion project of fashion editor Jo Springthorpe and swimwear designer Beryl Goslett. I’ve known Jo Springthorpe for many years, in fact, she was the fashion stylist in my modelling days where her impeccable taste was stamped across many local and international titles. Beryl Goslett’s background spans years back in the swimwear industry and together they bring us a fresh approach to swimwear. The patterns, colours and fits are what makes this range so irresistible. I caught up with Jo to find out more about Pintuck Resort.

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‘Pintuck Resort’s simple concept is to create gorgeous original prints, then pair them with a select range of swimsuit designs that experience has taught us are the most flattering to all women’s bodies. Then we allow the women themselves to play. With our help, our customers can pair the pattern she loves with the suit that suits her!’

What made you decide to get into swimwear?

My work partner Beryl and I were sitting on the beach one December holiday sharing the fact that I could not find a costume for the holidays I liked. Available swimwear at the time was either tiny surf brand bikinis or dowdy ‘granny suits’, nothing that appealed to me. So on my suggestion we made a few swimsuits for ourselves and that is how we started! Our first season was small, growing a little each year and this season we have an extended choice of shapes and prints to choose from.

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What inspired the name Pintuck Resort?

Pintuck Resort is an extension of a clothing brand I [Jo] already had where I used ‘pintucks’ on shirts and dresses and as people were already familiar with the brand name Pintuck, we added ‘Resort’ to incorporate our swimwear line.

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PINTUCK RESORT

What makes your swimsuits so attractive?

Most of customers remark on three things: quality, fit and prints. Beryl and I share the same aesthetic so our styles have a retro seventies twist which fit well, are comfortable and flattering. Colour is key so you’ll find some non-commercial colours like greens, oranges and browns in the prints and colours, which we update each season. We use woman of all shapes and sizes in our images to show how the swimwear fits; our hashtag is #foreverybody.

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Will you be branching into men or kids swimwear?

We have just introduced a small range of swimwear called Petite by Pintuck Resort, suitable for 2-8 year old girls. We’ve also included a small capsule range we’ll be selling at pop ups stalls to see how it is received and take it from there.

PINTUCK RESORT

Tell us about your new range for summer 2018.

Our handwriting of prints are inspired by the bold and beautiful colours of African summers, so for summer 2018 we’ve introduced even bigger, bolder and more fluid designs as well as bright and colourful retro and graphic prints. The addition of bold plain colours like orange, green, gold and red leave one feeling pretty cheerful when looking at them!

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When’s your next pop up?

We have just had a pop up in Johannesburg this past weekend and our next one in Cape Town on the 26th September, so follow us on Instagramhereand sign up for our newsletter on our website.

PINTUCK RESORT

Where do we find your swimwear?

We supply a few select stores who carry small bespoke ranges but we are concentrating on pop up shops in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Grahamstown and are looking at Durban and other areas too. We also include activewear suitable for yoga, pilates, gym etc.

PINTUCK RESORT

PINTUCK RESORT

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Aren’t these swimming costumes just lovely?

Happy Day,

Cath