CLEONIE [kle-oh-nee]; Meaning; GODESS OF THE WATER. CLEONIE SWIM is an ALL Australian made and designed label based on the sunny shores of North Avoca; beachside just outside of Sydney.
Created in the imagination of Kitty O, a self proclaimed mermaid, lover of the ocean, friend of the sun and creative in the winds. Kitty adores beautiful sustainable swimwear and the creative process of making something from a piece of cloth and a flicker of an idea. She is a graduate of RMIT University and was lucky enough to win a scholarship to study in London, Milan and Paris at the infamous Instituto Maringoni. Designed and manufactured in their sun filled studio in North Avoca, each order is lovingly cut and sewn by hand with the sound of waves always present. The collections are constructed with the finest and most sustainable Italian Lycras; using ECONYL® 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from fishnets and other nylon waste.
This 2019/2020 ‘COSI’ season, CLEONIE will be working with textured fabrics and also a fruity print Kitty collaborated with her dear friend and the incredible artist Bonnie Gray to create this- also a Central Coast babe. Her paintings are inspired by tropical summers, 90's memories, pink flamingos, fruit smoothies and deep pockets filled with honest heart joys. It has been a pairing like no other. Staying true to it's origins, CLEONIE sets itself as a unique Australian swimwear brand; making summer moments even more special.