Backstage with Thorsun Designer George Sotelo
A frequent visitor to Rio de Janeiro, Sotelo needed shorts that could take him through the day in style, something that was tailored, but still sporty, versatile and practical. “In Rio,” he explains, “when you leave your house in the morning, you don’t bring a bag to the beach. You just carry your stuff on you — phone, keys, money — and you definitely don’t bring a towel, as it’s considered seriously uncool!” Not finding suitable swimwear, he decided to create his own. George Sotelo’s line of sporty swimwear is more like a modern swimsuit for active guys and girls.
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Thorsun’s witty combination of exotic prints and modern cuts will make you stand out among the competition. The trunks come in a contemporary variety of geometric prints, and organic patterns, along with unique abstract designs that mimick broken pieces of pottery. The prints were inspired by Meso-American art and pottery from Mexico. The women’s offerings feature both one and two-piece styles in similar prints and a sporty boy short. “It’s my second year in business, and in the first year a lot of my girl friends started buying the shorts and getting them hemmed, so they were asking me to develop the prints into swimwear for women,” says Sotelo.
Thorsun’s chic prints and perfect fit will have you running to the beach in eye catching swimwear.