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Gabrielle Swimwear is a luxe swimwear label that launched in 2012 by fashion designer Gabrielle Kool. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, the label has grown dramatically with features in various local and international fashion magazines and TV shows, including Top Billing and Survivor. Gabrielle was invited to represent South Africa at the Byron Bay International Fashion Festival as one of only seven international designers.
Her signature botanical and nature inspired prints stem from a strong environmental background and all prints are created and designed by Gabrielle and are exclusive to the label. Following a “green strategy” from start to finish – the fabrics, printing and production are all sourced locally and selected for their quality and ethical foundations. Supporting other local businesses, minimising carbon footprint, empowering woman and providing sustainable, quality pieces are all priorities in the ethos of the label.
Gabrielle designs for a woman of style and class who wants nothing less than top quality, unique designer goods. She sets her own trends rather than following the overdone styles, and aims to provide something distinctive within each style, making it her own. Being intimately involved in every aspect of the design process, through the making and tweaking of her own patterns and samples, she is able to maintain the high-standard of quality and fit attached to the name.