Strong, beautiful and confident women are the driving force behind Kristian Chase’s creative vision for swimwear label Aqua Blu. The company was established in 2000, and in its 16 years has grown to be an iconic Australian designed and styled brand. Chase joined the Aqua Blu team as creative director in 2013, bringing with him experience working for labels including Dior, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Moet Hennessy, and David Jones. Since his appointment the brand has moved from strength to strength, picking up international media attention as well as producing some of its most memorable designs. The next big thing for the company will be its showcase at this year’s New Zealand Fashion Week, where New Zealand buyers and media can experience the new creative direction Aqua Blu has taken.