I would say it was actually the friendship I have with the owner. For few years we knew each other just online and when we actually met I loved her vibes and I wanted to create something nice with her. She was up for it and thats how it all began.
The design was the easiest part because I knew what kinda color and style I wanted (I’m a graphic designer by education). Whereas developing the fit wasn’t as easy. I have never done this before but Marie helped me alot and added her knowledge of product development and pattern making.
We made the first one-piece sample, went for a surf in it and made another one integrating some final changes. Now the cut is perfect, it stays on and I literally live in it 😊
The Cowabunga Surf Bikini Top and Brazilian Bottoms have already existed in Zealous’s swimwear collection and were my favorite styles. With our ZxZ collaboration, I was able to add my personal touch to them.
I get plenty of positive comments on the one-piece and bikinis. It always feels so good when I can say I created that with Zealous.
I’ll bring it on my next surf trips to Canary Islands in October and then back to Indonesia in 2022.
by Lisa Kamlot
by Marie-Kristin Krause
I’ve been wanting to learn to surf for so long, but I lived in Jakarta where surfing is not accessible (big city life). I eventually had my first surf lessons on a 2-week trip to Bali in 2019, just after graduating from University. I got hooked and knew this is something I wanted to pursue and so I decided to move to Bali and go for it.
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