Bloomingdale's Launches Exclusive AQUA x Studio 189 Collection

Collab features 11 handcrafted prints on bathing suits, dresses and more.
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June 29, 2022

Models wearing apparel from the latest AQUA x Studio 189 collab.
Models wearing apparel from the latest AQUA x Studio 189 collab.Studio 189


has announced AQUA x Studio 189, a limited-edition collaboration between the retailer's exclusive brand and the artisan-produced lifestyle brand and social enterprise co-founded by luxury executive and educator, Abrima Erwiah, and actress and activist, Rosario Dawson. The collection features vibrant hand-dyed prints produced by Studio 189 artisans in Ghana in vibrant summer-ready styles including dresses, tops, skirts and swimwear – all designed to be mixed and matched. The AQUA x Studio 189 collection launches on July 1 at Bloomingdale's stores nationwide and on  

A total of 11 different hand-batiked prints were created exclusively for this collection, including palm leaves and pineapple motifs, each designed in bright, vivid color palettes. 

“By partnering with AQUA on this collection, we're able to celebrate the work of our artisans on a whole new level," says Abrima Erwiah, co-founder, Studio 189. "The special hand-batiked prints that were created exclusively

for this collaboration resulted in Studio 189's largest single fabric order to date, which grants us the opportunity to present the craftsmanship of our artisans to a broader audience. It's an accessible collection that embraces joy with vibrant and tropical designs fitting for the summer season."  

"We're delighted to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Studio 189 on this beautiful collection," says Denise Magid, executive vice president and general merchandise manager for ready-to-wear, center core, concessions and Bloomingdale's outlets, Bloomingdale’s. "As a brand that works with artisanal communities that specialize in various traditional craftsmanship techniques, Studio 189 brings bold, inspired new looks to our beloved and best-selling AQUA portfolio this summer." 

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