Hailing from Alghero in Sardinia, Antonio Marras created his first collection, named Piano Piano Dolce Carlotta, in 1988. Being a huge movie fan, Marras took the name from a 60s horror film by Robert Aldrich. Marras went onto make his haute couture debut in Rome in 1996, where he was noted for his impeccable attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship. Opulent fabrics and embroidery combine with contemporary, decorative designs, creating various juxtapositions of rich and poor, male and female, decoration and structure, form and function. Antonio Marras Il Mare beachwear boasts the same signatures as the brand's clothing lines. Bold use of color and pattern combines with contrasting textures to create luxurious, ultra-flattering swimwear that's perfect for the beach or relaxing at the poolside.