“I can easily equate Sports Illustrated ‘swimsuit edition’ to the best Christmas gift ever,” said designer Caitlin Kelly. “To open the pages and see one of your own designs, with your brand name on the page, on a STUNNING model in some of the world’s most gorgeous settings… I’m speechless…I feel like I've arrived. To say it’s an honor is an understatement…
Caitlin Kelly Designer Swimwear launched late last year at Mercedes Benz Swim Week in Miami. The fledgling brand has been making waves in the fashion community for design, fit, finish and fabrication—
Caitlin Kelly is also one of only a handful of designers that manufacture right here in New York. Designed in Manhattan just steps from Times Square and the famed Garment District and manufactured in Long Island City, Kelly’s decision to be “Made in New York City” was a twofold one. Manufacturing here allows her to oversee the production process directly and survey quality control—ensuring an extremely high quality product. Caitlin literally inspects each and every garment by hand herself. Being made in New York also aids in the designer’s mission to help revitalize the Garment District which has been shrinking dramatically over the years as many designers (both new and established)
The 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, featuring the Caitlin Kelly Designer Swimwear suit, is available on newsstands today. To view the complete collection, visit www.caitlin-
ABOUT CAITLIN KELLY DESIGNER SWIMWEAR
Caitlin Kelly Designer Swimwear (CKDS) is a luxury swim and beach wear collection entirely made in the US that exudes a clean, sleek style and sophistication coupled with edge and sensuality. CKDS debuted at the 2013 Mercedes Benz Swim Week in Miami. Designed by and named for Caitlin Kelly, the debut collection showcases her keen eye for detail with her particular attention to fit, finishing and fabrication choice-- details that combined with her silhouettes celebrate the female form.
For more information about Caitlin Kelly Designer Swimwear, visit www.caitlin-