CONVERSATIONS: Pintuck Resort Swimwear Summer 2018

PINTUCK RESORT

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.

PINTUCK RESORT

‘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.

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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.

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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

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COME WITH ME DOWN PARADISE ROAD….

MAAJI’s latest collection, THIS IS PARADISE comprises of palms, florals and foliage prints in smokey blues, baby ice blue, vivid sunset tones, dusty reds and cactus green, synonomous of the brands motherland, Columbia’s landscape. Since 2002 MAAJI has brought us whimsical luxurious pieces. Co-owner sisters Amalia and Manuela Sierra followed their dream of creating an enchanting brand with a palette of bold colours, shapes, silhoettes and textures that define the brands philosophy.

The latest collection includes bikinis, full pieces and casual beach wear like off -the-shoulder tops, flirty front lace ups, ruffles and of course the bikini range where MAAJI’s innovative top with four different looks in one fully reversible piece. Casual beach wear compliment the heavenly Paradise swimwear collection and wow, I’m so ready for summer lazy days up ahead, how about you?!

Shop the collection online and in-store at Colourbox in Johannesburg, French Kisses in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Indian Summer in Cape Town & Franschhoek and Madison Boutique in Cape Town.

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MAAJI's Latest Collection: THIS IS PARADISE

MAAJI SWIM &  BEACH WEAR

COME WITH ME DOWN PARADISE ROAD….

MAAJI’s latest collection, THIS IS PARADISE comprises of palms, florals and foliage prints in smokey blues, baby ice blue, vivid sunset tones, dusty reds and cactus green, synonomous of the brands motherland, Columbia’s landscape. Since 2002 MAAJI has brought us whimsical luxurious pieces. Co-owner sisters Amalia and Manuela Sierra followed their dream of creating an enchanting brand with a palette of bold colours, shapes, silhoettes and textures that define the brands philosophy.

MAAJI SWIM &  BEACH WEAR

The latest collection includes bikinis, full pieces and casual beach wear like off -the-shoulder tops, flirty front lace ups, ruffles and of course the bikini range where MAAJI’s innovative top with four different looks in one fully reversible piece. Casual beach wear compliment the heavenly Paradise swimwear collection and wow, I’m so ready for summer lazy days up ahead, how about you?!

MAAJI SWIM &  BEACH WEAR

MAAJI SWIM &  BEACH WEAR

MAAJI SWIM &  BEACH WEAR

MAAJI SWIM &  BEACH WEAR

Shop the collection online and in-store at Colourbox in Johannesburg, French Kisses in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Indian Summer in Cape Town & Franschhoek and Madison Boutique in Cape Town.

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