New York born designer Kristian Chase has travelled the world since an early age. Following in his mother’s footsteps who has been with the creative team of Condé Nast for over two decades, he cut his teeth working in one of the world's most famous Ateliers, Christian Dior. A career that spans over a decade in high fashion and luxury brands, he brings a fresh approach to swimwear. Working over the years for labels such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Möet Hennessy, has helped him understand the market on a global scale. In his short reign as Creative Director, Aqua Blu has gone from strength to strength. His new take on swimwear design and direction has seen the label grow not just locally but internationally as well.Aqua Blu is now stocked in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. In two seasons he has created some of the most iconic shapes and prints that Aqua Blu is now known for. Style, modernity, and a strong sense of femininity are the key elements that inspire all his designs, but also maintaining a softer aesthetic. The romantic, chic swim pieces that he creates mark a bold departure from the usual formality of swimwear.