TCN Spring 2010MADRID, Oct 20, 2009 / FW/ — The brainchild of designer Toton Comella, TCN was founded in 1984 as a swimwear label, which in some ways recalls her summers at St. Tropez, where her family has a boutique, while she was growing up.

Her first love was art, and that was the reason why she took up Fine Arts, with her desire to work in painting and interior design. But, a chance meeting in 1984 changed all that.

One of the leaders in the textile sector challenged the designer to create a revolutionary swimwear collection and she chose a new fabric, cotton lycra, unheard of up until that point. Her firm commitment to a free, avant-garde swimwear style did not go unnoticed, and orders started coming in.

The TCN label and its sister line Choff would become highly popular and by 1995, Toton Comella felt a need to expand and thus the lingerie and homewear line was born.

Five years later, in 2000, Comella would present her new summer and winter streetwear collections under the TCN-bis brand name. From there, TCN had gone from strength to strength as new boutiques were opened in the current decade.

As we near the start of the second decade of the 21st century, for Spring 2010, Toton Comella proposes a swimwear collection that incorporates TCN’s classic basics, faded lycra-cottons and fabrics that are so fine they seem like paper, but with renewed shapes.

Bikinis still play a prominent role with increasingly lower hip bottoms and one-piece maillots with especially low-cut backs. But the true protagonists are the essential trikinis that feature once again in this collection.