Francesca Aiella used her Malibu upbringing and passion for surfing to create Frankie’s Bikini, her blossoming bikini line.

The 18-year-old has already seen supermodels like Candice Swanepoel and Ireland Baldwin in her designs.

With almost 80,000 Instagram followers, Aiello credits social media for her recent popularity. She told The Fashion Spot that her next goal is to see fashion icon Rihanna wearing her designs.

Frankie’s Bikinis' seamless designs are Aiello's blend of functionality and fashion, perfect for the active woman at the beach.

Aiello’s fashion show is at 7 p.m., Friday at The Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach.

Follow Francesca Aiello on Instagram @francescaaiello

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week 2014

Published On: Aug 06 2014 10:49:14 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2014 01:52:14 PM EDT
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