Reyhan Sofraci is a Canadian fashion designer and brainchild and the creative director behind her swimwear brand “Aqua di Lara”.
Raised in London and of Mediterranean origin, Sofraci moved to Canada to study at the University of Toronto where she earned a Specialist in Psychology degree before settling down in Montreal to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
Launching her first Aqua Di Lara collection for Spring/Summer 2006, she graced the pages of prestigious magazines and was named Fashion Designer of the Year (2007) by the prestigious Institut de Design Montréal (IDM).
Inspired by her many travels and diverse cultural background, Sofraci uses a spectrum of vibrant and exotic materials on the body like paint on a canvas. Fabrics play a vital role in influencing each collection’s design. From rich solids to classic blacks and delicate patterns, Sofraci captures the essence of each material to create lines that are sophisticated and unique. Sofraci has created a brand that incorporates the craftsmanship of European high fashion with her own personal flare that gives Aqua Di Lara swimsuits a certain je ne sais quoi.