Déspina Filios is a designer born in Argentina raised in Rio de Janeiro, with strong European family roots.
After designing and manufacturing for famous international brands, in 2007 Déspina Created in Rio her namesake brand DESPI.
Her first collection was launched in Lyon, France and was distributed to 30 different countries. One of the styles in the Despi 2008 collection “Ilhabela” worn by Alessandra Ambrosio in Victoria’s Secret catalog, had 70,000 units sold during 3 years, which was a record at the time.
Despi pieces have been seen on famous Brazilian and international super models and celebrities, showcased at the best windows shops of the planet.
Déspina is a designer and world traveler that spent years living out of her suitcases. From one continent to the next, the sensory experience she exposes to, fused to her cultural diversity results in limitless inspirations.
During her travels Déspina seeks the perfect look in remote areas of Brazil and poor countries creating job opportunities and giving back to communities where skillful artisans teach to their younger generation. Behind a Despi product there is passion, dedication, and many stories to share.
Despi collections are best loved for being expertly crafted, driven by the constant search of beauty and creativity.
A Despi swimsuit is always designed to sculpt and fit, to seduce intensively and to be irresistibly unconventional.
No matter what element we chose, whether it is an unexpected detail, a flattering silhouette, a pop of color, a delicate hand made embroidery or intricate texture, a Despi piece will year, after year, push Swimwear boundaries and create statement pieces.
What sets us apart is that we create the most exclusive, exquisite, and breathtaking Swimwear that will allow women to build a “salty” exotic persona of rare beauty.
Despi through the years