K Belo

 
I have discovered it.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Matched with the sun.
— Arthur Rimbaud

Inspiration

There is a kind of bliss that comes from a day awash in the sea, drenched in the sun; a perfect day bathed in beachiness. There is a radiance that bounces off us when we release everything stressful, grab our favorite people, or sometimes just ourselves, and go to the place where the earth ends and the ocean begins. To Diane, this place is heaven.

K Belo swimwear was created by Diane Belgrod, a native New Yorker, who was born on the beaches of Long Island, New York. Every weekend her entire family would set up camp on the beach at Tobay and stay until the sun went down. Even now this is something they still do, in the same spot, on the same beach.

Style & Quality

For this reason all K Belo production is done locally in Long Island, New York, where the beach love affair began, and all trim and hardware are sourced locally in New York City’s historic Garment District. As a tribute to Diane’s Italian heritage, all K Belo fabric is made with beautiful and sustainable recycled Italian Lycra, which in addition to being gorgeous and of the highest quality, puts us one step closer to lessening our environmental impact. The name, K Belo, comes from the Italian phrase, "Che Bello", meaning "how beautiful"!

Art & Design

K Belo owner and designer Diane Belgrod, a New York artist, is inspired by form, movement and color, and seeks to highlight those elements in her artwork and designs. Through her use of ink and watercolor, she draws attention to the intricate universes of the often unseen, inviting the viewer to witness the inherent beauty of our natural world. Diane is excited to have transformed two of her own paintings into K Belo textiles for the Summer 2017/18 collection. Going forward all K Belo prints will be custom textiles that she has painted and designed from her own original artwork; combining her love of art with the ecological sustainability of K Belo's recycled fabrics. 

 

It is Diane’s wish that all K Belo bikinis be swam in, surfed in, slept in, caked in sand, washed by waves and worn with love.