Louisa Ballou

An extension of her Central Saint Martens graduate collection, ‘Sex Wax’, Louisa Ballou debuted her eponymous beach and swimwear label in 2019. Born in South Carolina, the young designer finds inspiration in her coastal upbringing, utilizing her line to explore the rich subculture of surfing. The sensuality of water and its relationship to the body finds expression in Ballou’s dynamic collection, with her colorful one-of-a-kind prints making reference to the tropical environment in which she grew up. Known for her vibrant prints and innovative silhouettes, Ballou creates bold, eye-catching statement pieces: nylon one-piece swimsuits and bikinis feature unexpected cut-out detailing, asymmetric constructions, and O-ring hardware embellishments while alluring mesh bodycon dresses offer an alternative to the more beachwear-inspired pieces in the collection. With a focus on quality and fit, Ballou’s line of versatile elevated swimwear staples strikes the perfect balance between functionality and seductive appeal. Offering an alternative line of contemporary beachwear, Ballou adds an exciting new voice to the world of luxury swimwear design.

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Black Low-Tide Double Layer Mesh Dress

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Black Low-Tide Double Layer Mesh Dress

$630

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Low-Tide Double Layer Mesh Dress

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Low-Tide Double Layer Mesh Dress

$630

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Black Sex Wax Dress

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Black Sex Wax Dress

$435

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Sex Wax Dress

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Sex Wax Dress

$435

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Green & Blue Sex Wax Dress

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Green & Blue Sex Wax Dress

$435

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Black Surf Long Sleeve Bikini Set

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Black Surf Long Sleeve Bikini Set

$240

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Green & Blue Skirt Bikini Set

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Green & Blue Skirt Bikini Set

$460

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Black Sex Wax One-Piece Swimsuit

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Black Sex Wax One-Piece Swimsuit

$370

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Half Moon One-Piece Swimsuit

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Half Moon One-Piece Swimsuit

$370

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Black Surf Long Sleeve Bikini Top

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Black Surf Long Sleeve Bikini Top

$260

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Micro Zip Skirt

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Multicolor Micro Zip Skirt

$220

Louisa Ballou - SSENSE Exclusive Black & Green Double Ring Skirt

Louisa Ballou

SSENSE Exclusive Black & Green Double Ring Skirt

$320