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16 Mar

Get to Know Meli Beach Swimwear

Posted by Bikini Owner

Sweet, flirty and inspired by the islands
By Kim DelMonico
, is always on the lookout for the hottest new trends in swimwear. One new brand that we love is Meli Beach Swimwear offering sexy and glamorous designs inspired by Greece.

We recently spoke with Meli Beach Swimwear’s creator, Maggie Kombogiannis, to learn more about the line.  

BIKINI.COM: Tell us a little bit about your background.  

Kombogiannis: Growing up, I was always involved with the family business, which was designing and making couture gowns. After graduating New York University and leaving the family business, I gained over 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, spanning from makeup artistry, to international business, trend analysis and marketing. Although I had a passion for beauty, something was always pulling me back to fashion.

I wanted to take my experience from the beauty industry and apply it to something a little bit different … swimwear. So in December 2012 after leaving my career in beauty, I went back to my fashion roots and founded Meli Beach Swimwear.

BIKINI.COM: How did you decide to start Meli Beach Swimwear?

Kombogiannis: I travel to Greece almost every year. During my travels to the islands, I fell in love with the culture and laid back lifestyle, as well as the European style of summer wear and swimwear. Women were more comfortable and confident with themselves, and they were very stylish. I wanted to bring that sophisticated chic, relaxed Mediterranean style to the US. I wanted to create a line that was sweet with flirty details, but it also had to be sexy without showing too much.

BIKINI.COM: What inspires the design?

Kombogiannis: Most of my inspiration comes from summers on the Greek Islands … everything from the night life to relaxing at a beach bar, or taking a private boat trip to see a secluded part of an island and seeing the underwater caves or crystal clear waters. I am also inspired by a fit, healthy and balanced lifestyle.  

BIKINI.COM: Describe Meli Beach Swimwear in three words.

Kombogiannis: Effortless, sexy, chic.

BIKINI.COM: Which is your favorite piece in your line?

Kombogiannis: My favorite piece is the Island wrap top in the Sea Cave print. I love that I can match it with almost any other color or style bottom in my line.

BIKINI.COM: What celebrity would you love to see wearing your line?

Kombogiannis: Jessica Alba is known for her healthy, fit lifestyle and physique. She is a healthy role model to her kids and to others. The cut of Meli Beach bikinis would be a perfect fit for her active lifestyle.

BIKINI.COM: What else would you like readers to know?

Kombogiannis: Meli Beach Swimwear is made in the USA and in Greece, using high quality Italian fabrics with ultra soft lining. The prints are created by myself and are exclusive to the line. Pieces are sold as separates and many styles can be worn to mix and match.