Summer Packing List

Summer solstice was last Wednesday and we could not be more excited for the official start to the first Kisuii Summer.  Our new Adrianna Bandeau is already selling out so we thought would be the perfect bikini to include in our summer packing list along with the delicate Eva Mini Dress - the perfect bikini / cover-up combination! Beautiful on its own, or when accented with a classic straw hat or gold jewelry, the Adrianna is the perfect transitional piece to take...

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Goop Pops-up in the Hamptons with Kisuii

Goop will open their Hampton's pop-up shop on July 1st and we are very excited that the Kisuii Summer 17 collection be included in the assortment.  Located in a hundred year old farmhouse, the shop will have a boutique feel and include all of Goop's favorite things for summer - which includes Kisuii resort and swimwear!

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Summer Romance

Introducing our new summer lace in a refined geometric pattern, accented with crepe ties.  Soft and airy, this lace is available in the Eva Mini Dress and the Annabelle Maxi, this is Kisuii's perfect summer romance story. Eva Mini Dress Annabelle Maxi with Side Ties

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Summer's New Eyelet

Our new off-shoulder style, the Bianca, is a fresh summer take on our classic Noia Tunic.  Made with a soft and airy cotton eyelet and chiffon insets, the Bianca will surely take you from beach to day to night!   Bianca Off-Shoulder Tunic Noia Off-Shoulder Tunic  

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A Romantic Summer Nautical Story

Our Summer 17 collection focuses on a romantic nautical story in a soft navy hydrangea print.   For our ready to wear pieces, we printed on a light weight cotton / silk fabric that is both light and feminine. These pieces transition perfectly from beach to day to night. Mala Floral Smocked Dress Ofelia Ruffle Trim Romper Our swim is always produced in the finest Italian milled swim fabrics.  This season we used this playful hydrangea print in two ways - on...

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Crazy About Our Noia

Our best selling Noia is both classic and playful.   With romantic cascading ruffles and cut-out trim, this off-shoulder beauty is the perfect piece to transition from beach to city to night.      Available in black and white.  Shop our Noia here.

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Kisuii Summer 17 is Here!

For Kisuii’s first summer collection, we introduced cotton eyelet as a new fabric. The eyelet like our cotton lace, are both modern and geometric, as well as light and breezy for the warm summer months. Complementing these new introductions are our core fabrications of washed printed cotton/silk and cotton voile, with our signature details of smocking, ruffles, delicate embroideries and open lace trims. Our hydrangea print in a tonal navy color way is a perfect Kisuii summer print – light, easy...

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Summer 17: LA Playlist

Our Summer 2017 photoshoot took place in sun-soaked Los Angeles on location at the Pali House Hotel in Santa Monica and Pirates Cove Beach in Malibu.  We obviously had to put list of songs together to listen to (beachside or poolside) this summer.  Make sure to check back Tuesday for the launch of our new Summer 2017 collection and get ready for the first official #kisuiisummer! CSS, "Music is my Boyfriend" LCD Sound System, "You Wanted a Hit"   Michael Kiwanuka,...

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Kisuii Summer 17 Photoshoot

Our Summer 17 collection launches next week and we can not be more excited!  Shot on location in sunny Los Angeles, the Kisuii creative team set out to show how transitional our summer pieces truly are by shooting both indoors and outdoors.  Keep reading for our Summer 17 photoshoot travel diary!   We shot in two beautiful locations – Pali House in Santa Monica and Pirates Cove Beach in Malibu.  Both locations were picturesque and classic LA in style.  The perfect backdrop...

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Put a Bow on It: Kisuii Swim

Romantic and feminine, Kisuii's Spring swim collection is about the bow. From our Uma One Piece (pictured above) to our Gia Bikini, Aria Tie Front Bandeau and in-between...  Keep reading to find your favorite spring swim style, tied with a bow.   Uma One Piece in Black Uma One Piece in Floral Gia Keyhole Bikini Set Aria Tie Front Bandeau  

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Kisuii in Cartagena: A Travel Diary by Leora

Leora Elituv, Kisuii's Founder and Creative Director (pictured above in our Estela Maxi Dress) travelled to Cartagena, Colombia with the Kisuii creative team to shoot our Resort 2018 collection.  More to come on this photoshoot next fall as details are still a surprise but keep reading below for Leora's travel diary!   I was lucky to have two free days to spend exploring the old city of Cartagena. As well as some time to relax beach and poolside!  The city is...

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Kisuii Girl: Lainy Hedaya

As Memorial Day approaches - the official summer kick off - we thought we would bring back our Kisuii girl, Haute Inhabit founder Lainy Hedaya who knows a thing or two about fashion and travel.  We were very excited to catch her chasing summer in our Nieva dress in South Hampton.  Keep reading for the beautiful blogger's favorite travel destinations and packing must-haves...   MEANING OF TRAVEL? It means not only seeing things but learning about people's lifestyles. Like going to Europe, and not...

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Kisuii Girl: Alexandra Betesh

I work as the Director of Client Services for Visual Lease, a real estate lease management software company. I am very passionate about this business as it is a family business and I am committed to its success. I grew up in New Jersey with an older and a younger sister and with my parents 10 minutes from the beach.  I then decided to move to New York City to attend NYU. My older sister had been studying there, and...

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Blue Tulip Story

Blue skies, blue oceans, blue flowers...  Our playful blue tulip print was taken from vintage French wallpaper and is printed on a beautiful chiffon.  Shop this feminine print in our Luiza Tunic, Marin Sarong, Gali Smocked Shorts or Isla Bikini. Luiza Tunic Marin Midi Sarong Gali Smocked Short Isla Bikini

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Kisuii x Barneys Travel Diary

Kisuii's Founder and Creative Director, Leora Elituv (pictured above in our Uma One Piece and Marina Sarong)  went to Tulum for her best friend's 30th birthday, decked-out head to toe in Kisuii.  We worked with the team at Barneys to create a beautiful Kisuii travel diary for their blog, The Window.  Keep reading for a full account of Leora's trip!      I went to Tulum for my best friend’s 30th birthday weekend.  I had previously been to Tulum about 5 years ago with two...

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Fun in the Sun with Moda Operandi

Moda Operandi is celebrating the start of travel season with a beautiful editorial shoot that includes several of our favorite Kisuii Summer pieces. Featured above is our Aria Smocked Bandeau Bikini.  Moda paired our Floral Isla Bikini with a bright yellow ruffle top.   Here is our Uma One Piece with a tribal print sarong. Shop the entire story HERE!  

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Coachella x Kisuii Round-up

Coachella is officially over and we had some great Kisuii sightings at the festival (like Taylor Hill rocking out in our Raina Ruffle Sarong).  Keep reading for some of our favorite Kisuii looks.    Super model Anne V striking a yoga wheel in the Liz Smocked Bandeau Set. One of our favorite stores from Hawaii, Mikinola, wearing our beautiful lace Maia Tunic.

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Backless Beach Day

Our story starts with: Less is Better. Quality over quantity. Our woman understands the value of convertibility. When she travels, she doesn’t want to change her outfit constantly. She wants to create her own look, adapt it and express it her own way.   Made with airy lace, flowing cotton voile and tied by a tassel, our Lina Tie Back Top is the perfect piece to take you day to night.  

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Spring Packing List

Spring fever is officially setting in now that it is 75 degrees in NYC!  This warm weather has us mentally packing for our next beach trip! Our Alma covering, made with an elegant cotton circle lace is the perfect transitional piece.  Easy as a cover-up and just as cute when paired with high-waisted denim shorts for dinner out on the town. And no packing list is complete without the perfect bag, strappy-sandals, a good beach read and summer sun products.

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It's all in the details... Our smocking story.

Smocking is the pillar of our aesthetic.  Every piece in our collection is thoughtfully developed.  It takes one day to prepare the smocking machine - with 32 needles and 16 individual threads.  Each color requires 1.5 hours to be threaded.    Depending on the style (in both swimwear and resort wear) we play with up to three colors. Kisuii is all about the details and the TLC.

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Tulum Playlist

A weekend getaway to Tulum is just what one needs after this crazy winter storm.  And no trip is complete without a great playlist.  Here's a few songs we plan to play on repeat this weekend as we enjoy the beach and shoot some of our favorite Spring styles for Barneys. Always on the hunt for #kisuiisummer. Julia Holter, "Sea Calls Me Home" Coldplay, "Adventure of a Lifetime" Metronomy, "The Bay"    

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Kisuii Girl: Meytal Rubin

This trip to South Africa was my second, but this time I was going back with my half-South African husband, and our baby, to visit our extended family so it had extra special meaning! It is a country beautiful beyond words that amazed me even more this time around. The dramatic mountains, lush greenery and pristine beaches make for the one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever visited. Being with locals allowed us to experience some real insider places...

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Our Spring 17 Campaign

Our Spring 17 lookbook campaign stars the free spirited, light hearted, and beautifully innocent Dalia Gunther, our second Kisuii Girl. Shot by the amazingly talented, Will Vendramini, this photoshoot takes place in Southhampton, the urban lady's easy NYC weekend escape.  Shot on location at both at a private residence and Georgica Beach, the campaign captures a sunny, happy Kisuii day. This is our second campaign and shows the Kisuii Girl's versatility and openness while also showing her innocent and romantic side. Spring debuts a complete swim...

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Our Vivi Lace Romper Featured on AHotelLife.com

Our dear friend and contributor on AHotelLife.com, Nicole Haime featured our Vivi circle lace romper during her trip to Sicily, Italy - as one of her vacation Must Haves! See article below.   http://www.ahotellife.com/musciara-siracusa-resort/

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Kisuii x The Window on Barneys.com

Introducing our Founder and Creative Director, Leora Elituv. Interviewed by Senior Fashion Editor at Barney's New York, Anna Deutch, the article is called 'Kisuii Makes Packing For The Beach So Easy." For the full article, please click here: http://thewindow.barneys.com/kisuii/

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Kisuii Girl: Jessica Baukol

Born and raised right next to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, I was very lucky to grow up alongside friends from all over the world.  This fueled my desire to travel from a very young age as displayed by the fact that I convinced my parents to let me study abroad in Barcelona at the age of seventeen!  It was my first time out of the country and it opened the floodgates for what was to come. Barcelona was...

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Kisuii Girl: Our Founder, Leora Elituv

Kisuii is the love child of my two passions fashion and travel. I grew up in the fashion, swimwear and intimates world. I was born in Montreal, a city defined by its garment trade, to a father who is the definition of the ultimate fashion entrepreneur. I formalized my training at McGill University and Parsons in fashion, marketing, and entrepreneurship and then spent years working in the contemporary RTW world before entering my dad’s business in the swim and intimates...

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Our first photoshoot in Nosara, Costa Rica

Concept: Unsung moments that make life worth living When in doubt, travel. That was her mother’s advice. So rather than feeling lost in a city she woke up to day in and out, she chose to lose herself in an altogether new place: to free herself from the burden of her own mind, to toe the line between feeling scared and wildly confident. And so she threw a dart onto a map, determined to go wherever it struck. Even if...

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The Meaning of Kisuii

Kisuii has a few meanings. In Japanese, it’s the interchange of water to land. In Hebrew, Kisuii means “covering” which is what resortwear and swimwear is all about. A beautiful second skin between you and the elements. Our mark is a stylized K inspired by both an iconic beach umbrella and the idea of origami… or how a simple sheet of material can be manipulated into limitless beautiful expressions. This is the essence of Kisuii.    

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