Amahlia Stevens has Southern California in her style DNA. Growing up in Los Angeles, between the beauty of nature and the glamour of Hollywood, she developed an effortless approach to life and style. After studying art history in London, Stevens returned to California and graduated from Art Center College of Design while modeling swimwear on the side. She then spent a decade as a fashion consultant, developing some of the best- known brands in the surf and sportswear industries, including Hollister Co., Patagonia, and Stussy. As Stevens traveled the world in search of inspiration, one thing eluded her: The perfect bikini, informed by fashion and meticulously crafted for a flattering fit. So she decided to create it herself.
Soon, friends were clamoring for Stevens’ suits with the “California cut” —her sublimely flattering signature silhouette. Today, Vitamin A has a global cult following of celebrities and fashion influencers who collect Stevens’ perfectly cut bikinis and chic day-to-night beachwear. And Stevens is committed to using her influence to support the ethos of sustainability, developing recycled-blend fabrics like the exclusive EcoLux™, seeking out suppliers that conserve resources, and manufacturing locally and ethically in sunny SoCal.
Stevens lives and loves the lifestyle she purveys. Between inspirational jaunts to destinations from Tokyo to Tahiti, she comes home to her mid-century modern seaside bungalow in Laguna Beach, California, where she lives with her partner, Norwegian film producer Julius Mørck. They will welcome twins later this year.