GABRIELA PIRES BEACHWEAR
Summer is here and swimsuit season is upon us! So, this week, we are focusing on Swimwear Designer, Gabriela Pires, whose creations have earned their spots in several digital and print publications, fashion shows and television. Most noteworthy are her swimsuit appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Gabriela Pires Beachwear is daring and definitely captures the spirit of Miami’s nightlife, mixed with resort lounging.
The collection of luxury and couture swimwear is current to the industry’s trends, using the finest fabrics and the designer’s creativity. Combined with her Brazilian and Miamian roots and education in Milan, Gabriela’s passion comes alive with each piece.
Read on to know more about this passion-filled entrepreneur, whose designs are handcrafted out of her studio in Miami. While Gabriela will be showing her 2019 collection in Miami Swim Week in July, her 2018 pieces can be bought on her website. Should you happen to be in Miami this summer, stop by her store to view her collection. In addition to encouraging empowerment through her designs, Gabriela donates 10% of all her swimwear sales to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
ROOTS AND TRAINING
Where are you originally from and where are you located now? I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was raised in Miami Beach, Florida, and Milan, Italy. I also lived in NYC, and I’m now back in Miami, where I own a fashion studio and showroom.
I was raised in the fashion industry thanks to my parents being fashion store owners and manufacturers. I got into designing at an early age and learned from designing to production.
How does your cultural background influence your designs? My Brazilian roots, and being raised in Miami, have influenced the more revealing cuts and colors in my collections. My more sophisticated styles, are a result of my Italian influences.
What are the highlights of owning your own business? Owning my own business enables me to have a flexible work schedule, which allows me to travel when I need to. Although it is very rewarding, it comes with more responsibilities since I have to depend on myself for my success.