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Life & Work with Elizabeth Kosich

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Kosich. 

Hi Elizabeth, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.

It’s no surprise I stumbled into swimwear design after growing up in California. After all, most of my youth was spent in a bikini—childhood in Northern California, summers in San Diego, college in Santa Barbara. My grandpa taught me how to body surf at Solana Beach and, decades later, swimming in open water remains one of my greatest joys. Hand knitting bikinis is another, though the first attempt at body surfing in one inspired me to reimagine its construction using modern technology. A reinvention of the old-fashioned knit bikini followed, as did the launch of Elizabeth Kosich New York in 2009. My designs have since been featured in print, film, and online, which includes 8 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit placements to date.

Now, if you ever want to experience a woman’s greatest fear, be a bikini designer. Years of watching countless women measure themselves against impossible standards (spoiler alert: even Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models need airbrushing) inspired me to create clothing that builds strength, courage, and confidence from the inside out. Four years and 100 prototypes later, I launched The Everybody Wrap®—a simple dressing system that flatters every body shape, size, and age. To further my commitment to body positivity and inclusion, I became an accredited body shape expert and image stylist at NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology and launched Elizabeth Kosich Styling—an image styling service that builds powerful, authentic personal brands through a wardrobe.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Life is full of surprises and COVID-19 was a big one. Luckily entrepreneurship teaches you to adapt and pivot quickly, plus my personal belief is that change is natural, necessary, and—ultimately—unavoidable. Like nature, we too are meant to evolve and so you may as well embrace reinvention with gusto. COVID presented this profound moment of pause and reassessment which I used to reimagine, realign and reinvent life. After 21 years in New York City, I relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii for an artist residency with the Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts. My new home at Chinatown Artist Lofts allows me the dedicated time, space, and focus to grow my endeavors like never before, proving paradise is the ideal environment for artistic growth.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
The Everybody Wrap® is life-improving on so many levels. The design shows off your prettiest shape while the fabric boosts confidence and emotional security at once. Its versatility empowers change on-demand—of appearance, attitude, or both—plus the “all-in-one” aspect saves time and money, allowing you to redirect those resources toward whatever matters more. It gives me tremendous peace of mind knowing I’ve built something thoughtful, meaningful, and high-quality that also encourages conscious consumption.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
Tenacity! Entrepreneurship is never a straight line and those with the most stamina, will, and curiosity prevail.

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Image Credits
DRESS PHOTOS – Misha Ross Photographer
SWIMSUIT PHOTOS –Morey Spellman

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