Originally envisioned by Stefania Di Simone, Chio di Stefania D came into being in the spring of 1999. Currently the line is designed by two sisters, Stefania and Maria Cristina Di Simone, who create and manufacture the collection exclusively in Italy. The goal was to create a collection of swimwear that contained a strong measure of high fashion and introduce the concept of ” haute couture” to beachwear. The collection is sold around the world.
Only premium fabrics are used in the Chio line, and are then coupled with ultra- modern production techniques. Swarovski crystals, laser cut-outs and delicate palettes are hand stitched by artisans to add final touches.
Italian glamour is combined with American style creating refined pieces, illustrating a refreshingly modern and chic perspective on swimwear. Chio’s collection is versatile enough to be worn while sun tanning on a pool deck, yet remains sophisticated enough to wear to an evening cocktail party on the beach.
The last word in pool-side glamour, Chio’s luxury bikinis are must haves for a jet setter lifestyle. The label has been spotted on Eva Longoria, Paris and Nikki Hilton, Carmen Electra and Rockstar Nelly Furtado. Chio has appeared in Sport‘s Illustrated Swimwear Edition, Vogue, Elle, Lucky Magazine, In Style, Flare and Victoria‘s Secret.