Agnes Fischer has always felt with the sea (and it is not just because of her surname). The 29-year-old Swedish Swimsuit designer spent her childhood exploring the island of St. Barth and snorkeling along with her family’s crystal clear coastline.
However, “the same coral reefs are no longer colorful,” she sighed, citing thousands of tons of discarded waste, causing serious damage to the ocean and its ecosystem. It was this sharp recognition that prompted Fisher to become a Parsons graduate who had previously worked in Hedi Slimane in the Holy Land Laurent and studied sustainable fabrics until she finally arrived in 2017. Boarded Econyl, a 100% recycled nylon fiber made from discarded fishnets.
“These nets are part of all the trash in the ocean, but they are very bad because they can stay in the water for 600 years and nothing will happen unless someone takes them away,” Fischer said. She wore a prototype swimwear during a short trip in the father’s home on the Caribbean island of France. “I’m curious: Is this quality good? Does it work?” she remembers asking. The result exceeded all her expectations. “It makes me want to create a brand,” she said – so Fisch was born.
Swimwear design has proved to be a natural fit for Fischer, and Fischer still remembers her first swimwear: a turquoise ruffle dress her mother bought for her in Paris. Although there are no decorations in her 17 series crossover vests, bow tie tops, and bras, there are still many of the same statement production details, such as hand-painted leopard prints (recently found by Elsa Hosk and Carlotta Kohl), Scrunchie-like The shoulder straps and bright poppy shades inspired by The Silent World, the underwater exploration movie of Jacques Cousteau.
Fischer said: “I want to wear a suit and I can swim and wear it as part of the dinner party,” she said in a night with her Select style and leather shorts. This is a two-to-one deal that responds to her larger goal: “Change how people behave and how we affect our planet.” This is creating a wave this summer, a sustainable swimwear.