KGB - Kirsti Grinna Bikinis.
Although KGB came busting in on the bikini scene with a glaring theme of communism, it is not a Russian brand but rather, American from South Carolina. Oddly enough, the original Russian inspired theme appealed to many young people but mostly because they were too young to understand the historic negative significance. And while something as simplistic as a bikini does not usually coincide with politics, the KBG label moved Russian fashion into the forefront.
Something should be mentioned about the brand’s history. K,G and B are actually the initials of the young woman behind the label. The daughter of Tara Grinna, Kirsti Grinna comes from a family of expert swimwear makers. Her mother Tara, well respected for her beautiful haute couture swimwear, and maternal grandmother, Eleanor Langley, established La Plage Swimwear. Tara went into partnership with her mother and her husband joined the business as well. It is therefore no surprise that Kirsti would launch her own bathing suit lines.