Despi Debuts Summer Collection

2008 Despi Swimwear CollectionOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – Marpessa, Inc. is proud to introduce the Summer 2008 Despi Swimwear Collection. Designed by Despina Filios and made in Rio de Janeiro, Despi is the new favorite of the beautiful beach girls of Ipanema after recently being named "the new face of beach fashion" by the Brazilian Press.

Playfully sexy yet sophisticated is the essence of the Despi Summer '08 Collection. The sweet shades of lipstick, strawberry, chocolate and pool are elegantly mixed with the designer's embellished creations and polished accessories. The result is a mix of vintage inspiration and modern femininity.

The black and white solids are embellished with leather straps and 18k gold plated hardware. The Oncinha and Zebras prints are adorned with sequence, beads and imported crystals. The fabrics are soft to the touch, the textures are luxurious yet the look is refined, and with fit firmly in mind, options include both a traditional Brazilian cut or a more moderate.

About Despina Filios: Although her name comes from Greek origin, Despina is a true "carioca" (from Rio de Janeiro) woman. Despina has been in the swimwear business for over 20 years designing for some of the biggest brands in the industry before taking to the runway and winning Fashion Week Rio's design contest. Founded in 2000, by Paola Incisa di Camerana, Marpessa licensees the California brand Lisa Lozano Swimwear as well as Despi Swimwear. For more information contact Marisa Fernandez, Media Relations; or 858-259-3520 ext 307.