Albertine was founded in 2009, by two sisters inspired by childhood memories of sunshine and vacations at the seaside. With their passion for fabrics, they created their own collection of swimsuits, reinventing the conventions of swimwear: mismatched pieces, with retro and modern cuts. The brand was designed for women who appreciate fashion, elegance and originality and who have a certain idea of luxury. The duo draws inspiration from ready-to-wear collections and reinvents the conventions of swimwear, making the swimsuit a fashion piece in its own right. Since the very first collections, Albertine has played with dual fabrics, mismatched prints and mixed genres. The one-piece and two-piece suits are adorned with velvet, flounces and stripes, in a lovely blend of retro and ultra-modern cuts. Not to mention the blousy swimsuit that has become one of the brand’s flagship cuts. Albertine’s collections have won over both the general public and the press, but also designers the likes of Claudie Pierlot, Modetrotter, Balzac Paris, Eric Bompard and Monoprix, who have all requested their own encapsulated collections.