Acqua Bonita was born in Kuala Lumpur as a resort and vacation lifestyle brand combining a relaxed Mediterranean style with the cultural heritage and
craftmanship of tropical Asia.
The name comes from the Italian word for water “acqua” and “bonita” which means “beautiful” in Spanish, evoking blue clear waters, sandy beaches and idyllic vacations.
Acqua Bonita designs are colourful, one-of-a kind, feminine outfits to bring joy and glam to your vacation. Breezy dresses, kaftans, cover ups, separates and unique accessories that will be equally perfect for the beach or for a summer
With an attention to fit and fabric, Acqua Bonita pieces are flattering, well-cut with graceful lines, made of flowy, high quality fabrics.
Our raison d’etre, to make women feel beautiful
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Acqua Bonita is founded by Maria Aguerri. Born in sunny Spain and having lived and worked in eight different countries (including Italy, US and Thailand), Maria has made Kuala Lumpur her home since 2015.
Maria gained over ten years of experience in the fashionarena, working in Italy as the Marketing and PR director for the Borbonese and Alessandro dell’Acqua maisons and chairing the Fashion department of the Art Institute of Michigan (USA) before starting up Acqua Bonita.
Acqua Bonita brings glam, joy and sassiness to a woman’s vacation with colourful one-of-a-kind outfits. Drawing inspiration from Mediterranean style, influenced by life in the tropics and fascinated by South East Asia’s cultural heritage and craftmanship, Acqua Bonita is the embodiment of a quintessentially effortless and chic lifestyle brand.
Maria holds a Master in Business Administration from ESCP in Paris and a Master in Fashion Design and Management from Domus Academy in Milan.
OUR BELIEFS & ASPIRATIONS
In Acqua Bonita we believe in
clean lines, well cut clothes
made of highly curated printed fabrics, soft to the touch,
limited editions of styles
that are flattering and versatile
flowy and breezy
perfect for a “tropical state of mind”
while aiming for the best craftmanship.
We want Acqua Bonita to be a sustainable and ethical brand
which supports and empowers the women in our community
THE “WOMAN BONITA”
The Acqua Bonita Woman has an appetite for
design and craftsmanship.
Likes stylish pieces made of colorful
one-of-a-kind pieces and patterns.
Appreciates high quality fabrics, made of natural fibers.
Has an inclination for colorful and joyful prints.
As she travels, she enjoys finding unique,
beautifully crafted treasures.
A highly curated selection of fabrics is at the
core of Acqua Bonita’s ethos and DNA.
We have a soft spot for colorful hand painted
& hand printed batik,
and a profound appreciation for
this centuries-old art of South East Asia and
the artisans who continue practicing it.
Breathable, flowy, light fabrics are always a top choice
for us to ensure comfort and coolness in warm climates
We aim for the perfect harmony between design and fabric.
This marriage between design and fabric is then enhanced
by our skilled craftsmanship.
We value and support craftsmanship and
artisanal processes, while also maintaining the
highest quality finishing of our products.