AGUACLARA SWIMWEAR

Liliana Villalobos was born in Lima, Peru, on January 17, 1964. She was the youngest of six siblings, four brothers and two sisters. During school years, she lived in Lima, Peru, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Cuzco, Peru until 1980. She was a very active, sports-loving person and stood out as a gymnast as a child, representing Peru at international rowing competitors. After finishing high school, she studied Art Courses at the University of Lima. Then, restless as she was, she moved to Miami to have a taste of the outside world.She lived and worked in Miami for three years, first as a waitress at a couple of restaurants and then as a car insurance salesperson. Living in a foreign country opened her mind to new risks and gave her the experience that only one can acquire through life. In 1988, she returned to Lima with some sewing machine heads and lots of ideas - Peruvian government had banned machinery imports at that time. She went into partnership with her brother Jorge Villalobos - current Director of Applauzi Peru and Applauzi International Corp. USA - to incorporate Applauzi S.A. (bathing suits manufacturing). In 1993, she married Fernando Almaraz-Grandchant and is now the mother of three children: Josefina, 18 years old, Fernanda, 16 years old, and Mauricio, 12 years old. Currently she is the Director of the Tailoring Committee of the National Industrial Association, and gives lectures on tendencies to different organizations in the same line of business. From the beginning, Liliana has been in charge of designing the beachwear, underwear and sportswear. In 1994, her designers were basically oriented to the South American market. They were rather versatile to fit and be compatible with the different countries and markets/clients. Later on, in 1998, the AGUACLARA brand name was created, made especially to access the European and North American markets with a touch of Latin flavor. Liliana is always on the move, traveling, in pursuit of new things, and looking into future trends. Her designs are influenced by the riches of the Amazon and its ethnics, the Andes and the ocean, and are reflected on the different animal fur styles. This year, her collection includes colors which are all the joy and vigor of the Andean world, impacting highly sophisticated and exotic prints, impressive and exquisite handmade embroidery. The accessories are so chic, so exquisite. The delicate and sensual. 100% silk compliments and the finest cotton textures stand out. The sexy and symmetric silhouettes complete this impacting Aguaclara's 2013 Collection launched to the world from the Northern exotic Peruvian beaches with all the influence of the majestic Andes and the exuberant Peruvian jungle...a splendid expression of female daring.

AGUACLARA SWIMWEAR: Runway Video SS15
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