October 25, 2017
The History of Our Swimwear & Panarea, Italy

Panarea is one of the beautiful, sun-kissed islands that’s nestled near the tip of Italy’s southwestern coast. As a popular vacation spot for celebrities and tourists alike, it’s no wonder that Panarea is the birthplace of Panarea Couture’s designer women’s swimwear and resortwear. Panarea is the essence of the luxury beach vacation and Panarea Couture was established to design high-quality resort fashion that embodies the spirit of a weekend getaway in Panarea.

When Valentina Shah discovered her grandmother’s collection of vintage resortwear from the 1960’s, she was inspired to bring the stylishness of classic beachwear to the modern age. Her vision of Panarea Couture is heavily rooted in her memories of exclusive parties held by her grandmother, the matriarch of the Carraciolo family, that had star-studded guest lists that welcomed people like Sophia Loren and Robert De Niro. Recapturing the sophistication and glamour of those halcyon days while maintaining an accessible price point and flattering fits has been the purpose and motivation behind Valentina Shah’s growing collection.

Panarea Couture's History

With the flare of modern swim and resortwear combined with details and designs made popular in 1960’s Europe, Panarea Couture has created a line of fashion that allows you to traverse your seaside vacation in style whether you’re enjoying a relaxing morning brunch by the beach or venturing out for an evening of fine dining. The handcrafted Italian couture of Panarea Couture’s collections provides a versatile, sophisticated look that will keep you in fashion no matter where you go during your luxury escape.

Panarea Couture’s women’s resortwear brings "La Dolce Vita" to the fashion-savvy, world traveling woman. By pairing reversible, sweeping vests and flowing palazzo pants with high-end, beautiful swimwear, Panarea Couture provides you an ideal wardrobe to bring along on your dream vacation. Panerea Couture’s classic designs are built to never fall out of fashion and always keep you at the forefront of style no matter when you travel. With classic collections designed with the right amount of modern flare, Panarea Couture will have you prepared for your next island adventure.
Valentina Shah