KORE is the Greek word for maiden. It is our ode to the strong, beautiful goddesses who came before us and who now walk among us. Our swimwear is special. It takes the wearer from the ordinary to the extraordinary, making her feel feminine, confident and like she can conquer the world. Designed by a painter turned apparel designer, KORE SWIM is a study in the beauty of the female form in its many shapes and sizes.
KORE's unique silhouettes and creative use of color and texture are both flattering and functional, and transform women into the beautiful goddesses they are within. We strive to achieve the best fit with the highest quality Italian materials, while practicing with sustainable and ethical standards in our design and production processes in Los Angeles.
Jessica Tracy, the designer, is an alumna of the Rhode Island School of Design. After years of dedicating herself to the study of painting, Jessica discovered her raison d'etre in a more three-dimensional approach to art - Apparel Design. Nicole Tracy, the business manager, holds a degree from UC Berkeley in Classical Civilization. Post-graduation, Nicole dove into a career in advertising sales at Google where she discovered her passion for online marketing and technology.
In early 2011, after an unsuccessful quest to find the perfect swimsuit to sport on a family vacation, the southern California natives decided to join their contrasting penchants for design and business and launch a line of swimwear for cool, active babes around the globe.