How did Flagpole NYC come about?
Megan: We met at the age of 14 in Florida and have always wanted to start a business together. After university we came up with the idea of creating a swimwear brand inspired by our childhood spent on the beach and the leotards of dance days. We set out to create a line that would stand out on the sand and could withstand the surf.
Describe Flagpole NYC in three words?
Jaime: Sporty, high-quality, architectural.
What’s the ultimate Flagpole NYC piece that every female should own?
Megan: Our one-piece Lynn suit. It’s sporty and flattering with cut-outs in just the right places that really highlight the female form. Even women who never would have thought this suit was for them end up falling for it once they put it on. We call it our miracle suit because of how many types of bodies it fits and flatters.
What can we expect from Flagpole’s NYC 2019 cruise collection?
Jaime: We have a beautiful colour palette coming out for Cruise 2019 with a deep olive-green we are really excited about, and we’re introducing texture into some of our most iconic suits in a winter white we call Lychee. Additionally, we are introducing new designs with underwire that we have been getting requests for.
Who would you like to see wearing your designs?Jaime: Adele.
What are your best-selling items?
Megan: Our one-piece and high-waisted suits. That’s what women typically come to us for.
Do you have any favourite colour combinations for swimwear?
Jaime: We like to choose colour combinations that you would more likely see in art or ready-to-wear. We love colour and picking out a unique palette that you wouldn’t typically see from a swimwear brand is at the core of how we design.
Do you have any in-flight essentials when travelling?
Megan: We always travel with lotions and mists like Immunocologie’s Iconic Mist. We also have eye masks from Agptek that you can plug your phone into to play white noise and drown out other sounds.
You are inspired by Miami’s South Beach neighbourhood. Which other destinations do you look to for inspiration?
Jaime: We get a lot of inspiration from architecture, so our home in New York often serves as the main source of inspiration.
What is your favourite destination?Jaime: We went to Careyes on the Pacific coast of Mexico a few years back, and it was beautiful, colourful, and had the most amazing fresh foods.
What’s next for Flagpole NYC?
Megan: We are excited to continue exploring our men’s swim collection and working to continue expanding our women’s collection into more sizes with superior fit.