I have a little secret… our swimsuits bear a quiet inspiration in their names. They allude to Black women whose lives continue to serve as validation and inspiration for me while bringing crescent bleu™ to life. For the first time, I’m sharing the personal significance behind a select few.


Maya Off Shoulder Ruffle Swim Top

Introducing the MAYA top. She’s sophisticated, poetic, and functionally frames you with a flirty flounce. She easily transitions from the beach to the bar, ultimately pairing well with a skirt or jeans.

Name inspired by Maya Angelou. Writer, Poet, Activist. A woman who did it all with fervor and grace. Voice and keeper of our narrative who validated our experiences and upheld the spaces our bodies take. Maya reminds us that we will still rise and we will do it with a walk, a laugh, a dance, and a certainty that sees us through.

Fun fact: Maya Angelou’s talents spanned multiple genres, even that of a calypso dancer.



Simone Strapless Bandeau Bikini Top

Introducing the SIMONE top. She’s classic with a twist, poised, and let’s your strong shoulders take center stage. Go beyond the pool & layer with your favorite button down or light cardigan for a casual take.

Name inspired by Simone Biles. Embodiment of dedication. World class athlete who continues to demonstrate the impossible with seemingly effortless precision. We loved her almost as instantly as we met her. Simone’s example of focus and perseverance are made of gold. 

Most admired feat: Showing us that Champions deserve rest and safety and can and will do so with dignity.



Toni Active Swim Brief With Keyhole Back

Introducing the TONI brief. The sporty brief supports beach activity while the back cutout details show your sexy side. Her deep blue hue mixes seamlessly with our bright separates as well as your own indigo hued linens and denim.

Name inspired by Toni Morrison. Great American author unyielding in centering Black stories. We love Toni for her beautiful complexity and gripping stories which demand attention. We are reminded to be decidedly comfortable with our centeredness. 

Lesson: We have only to look inward for validation.




Flo Asymmetrical One Shoulder Monokini Swimsuit

Introducing the FLO monokini. Novelty one shoulder monokini with a dramatic cut-out. She packs bold yet streamlined style. She’s sure to cause heads to turn.

Name inspired by Flo Jo. Fastest woman in the world of her time. Original slayer of track & field— and fashion… what?! Who could look away from a formidable athlete with an air-defying glide on a track lane that doubled as a runway?

Takeaway: Get the job done and be unapologetically F-L-Y!

February 04, 2022