Former swimsuit designer Sarah Saldana was fired from her job at a New York agency that makes swimwear for major U.S. sporting events last month after a complaint from a male client.
Saldanas’ firing was a blow to the industry, but not surprising to a woman who has spent her career designing the most daring swimsuits in the world, from the Olympic and Paralympic gold to the World Cup and Paralymics.
Sargent’s, a London-based agency that designs swimsuits for the U.K. and Australia, is a pioneer in the swimwear industry.
The agency was founded in 1984 by Sargant, an American swimmer who has been married to the company’s chief executive, Karen Sarga, since 1996.
Salfords is one of the top designers in the U., and its work has inspired the likes of Kim Kardashian and Naomi Campbell, but the agency’s founder is a woman whose experience in the industry is in stark contrast to Sargand’s.
“I don’t think there’s a person in the United States who has made more of an impact on the world of women’s swimwear than Sarah Sargen,” said Mary Ann St. Pierre, the CEO of the International Association of Sports Marketing, a trade group.
“She is one that I think is incredibly powerful in the women’s market.
I have to say she is the biggest influencer in the sport.”
Sargens work has helped define the sportswear industry, and it’s one of many industries that have been hit hard by the recent rise of the “swimwear apocalypse.”
In the last five years, the industry has lost nearly 100,000 jobs, while sales have dropped by more than 25 percent, according to the U:S.
The recession, which began in the spring of 2007, has also hurt the fashion industry.
“The recession really has hit us hard,” said Stephanie Sargeson, the founder of the company with the late Sarah Sargeant, who died in 2016.
“We’ve lost over 400 jobs.
We’ve lost $10 billion.
We haven’t been able to recover from that.
The economy has been in such turmoil that it’s almost impossible for a fashion company to do business.”
The recession has also affected the fashion business.
It’s been tough to recruit designers because the demand for the sportscar is so high.
“There are a lot of things that are being devalued,” said Susan Hickey, a former executive at the agency who has written a book about the agency.
“So a lot more people are not getting the jobs they need.”
The fashion industry has also been hit by the rise of alternative brands.
“Some of the best designers are now making a lot less than they were in the past,” said Ms. St.
“You see a lot fewer of these really cool designers.
So the people who have the skills, the skills to make it work are losing their jobs.”
Some experts say it’s also a bad time for the fashion world to look for ways to keep pace with the changing consumer culture.
“This is the new norm in the apparel industry,” said Sargons husband, Dan Sargas, who co-founded the agency in 1986.
“It’s a very tough time for any business.”
Sarah Saffron, a swimwear designer, said she believes there is still time to reverse the trend.
“People who are looking for something new will always find something new,” she said.
“But there are people who will be able to make a change that will benefit them as well.”
The Saffrons’ experience with the fashion scene is a reminder of the challenge women face in the fashion space.
In the mid-1990s, the Sargans had to move from a beach house in Connecticut to a more suburban home in New York.
Sarah Salford, who was a swimsuit editor at American Express, said that the move left her with a lot to think about.
“When you’re living in a house, you’re always thinking about the next thing,” she recalled.
“At first, I thought I was going to have to move back to Connecticut to do the house remodel.”
She thought about her husband, but he didn’t think the same.
“He told me I was the one who had to make the decision,” she told The Washington Post in 2017.
“And I said, ‘What?’
He said, “Well, you had to choose.”
She said she then asked him, “What’s the one thing I’m not doing?'”
He said he didn