Panaggio Designs is where you will find made-to-order custom clothing for any occasion and competition bikinis for all federations. Here you’ll see unique one-of-a-kind designs created by the fashion designer, Carla Panaggio Souza.
Each piece is custom-fit and hand made by the designer, with constant attention to detail, and quality.
Of the many original designs shown on this site there are countless others in Carla’s mind waiting to come to life. So whether you see a creation here that you like or would like to talk to the designer about generating a new one, the dress or posing suit of your dreams awaits you.
Carla designs and constructs custom clothing for the individual, a passion first made evident when she felt compelled to make clothes for the stuffed animals she and her sister played with when Carla was just six years old.
Carla received a Bachelor of Science degree in the Fashion Merchandising, Textile and Design Program at the University of Rhode Island.
Since completing her studies, the designer has been busy creating distinctive sportswear and eveningwear for a variety of clients and occasions.
Later, while living in Hawaii, her designs were featured at Nuage Bleu Boutique in Paia, she was a partner in an artist co-op in Makawao, and served as a design consultant for Maui Life Clothing Company. She also designed and made uniforms for several Maui Restaurants, including the Chart House.
Other design projects have included bridal dresses and parties, team uniforms, men’s Hawaiian Shirts, and prize-winning Halloween costumes. One of Carla’s dresses even made it to a Hollywood film premiere!
Most recently, the designer has collaborated with her husband, Mick Souza (AAU Mr. America 1989 &NABBA Mr. Universe 1992) to create a new product line. Carla’s knowledge of fashion design and construction combined with Mick’s expertise in the Bodybuilding industry, has come together to bring you Mick Souza Competition Wear. These are posing suits custom- made and fitted for the serious athlete.
Also, 2017 brought the introduction of the French Bulldog Collection. It is a line of high-end canine couture inspired by Carla’s muse, Sir Great Gatsby.
Group or individual showings are available upon request.
Enjoy yourself as you “window shop” at Panaggio Designs.