The Designer Clio Olaya
Clio Olaya was born in Esmeraldas, a small beach town in the Northern part of Ecuador. At the age of 17, she won the title of Miss Ecuador to represent her country in the Miss World Pageant. Clio moved to Italy where she worked as a model for top Italian designers.
Clio pursued studies in design and graduated as a Fashion Designer at the International Academy of Fashion in Toronto-Canada. Clio’s background in design was vital to her vision of pattern making, fabric cuttings and choice of textiles when starting her swimwear line.
She currently lives in Los Angeles, and has been focusing on creating her swimwear line OLAYA BEACH, inspired by the exotic beaches of her country, the sultry smiles and sun kissed skin of her people.
Her designs conjure simplicity executed in high quality fabrics and styles such as romantic ruffles, twisted bandeaus, adorned buckles, branded cord ends, lacing and beading. It is Olaya Beach's bouquet of design choices and quality fabrics that make her line unique and suitable for all beautiful women of size, shape, and age.