Rica is a vibrant and sensuous swimwear collection featuring fashion forward pieces that push the boundaries of traditional swimwear without neglecting the importance of comfort. The luxurious fabrics from Spain are hand crafted into form flattering shapes and coupled with innovative designs, offering the customer unique swimsuits and cover-ups. Rica is designed for the woman who wants to feel confident in her swimsuit and walk the beach as if it were her very own runway.
Ava Sanjurjo, founder and designer for Rica Swim, was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City. During her childhood, she developed a love affair with fashion that was highly encouraged by the influences of her family. Energized by everything from 90’s fashion photography to NYC’s music scene, her designs radiate a glamorous and modern independence. Highly focused from a young age, Ava enrolled in the renowned High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan and extended her studies at the world famous Fashion Institute of Technology, FIT.
Today, Ava’s designs can be found on beaches all over the world as well as on a very select celebrity clientele—Cory Kennedy, Chloe Norgaard, and Nina Agdal among others. Her pieces have been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the last two years, most recently in the 2013 introductory spread on cover girl, Kate Upton.