Weather no dampener as the season’s hottest looks shine on Swim and Resort Series catwalk

Models shone on the catwalk at the Swim and Resort Series. Photo by Belinda Cipriano
Models shone on the catwalk at the Swim and Resort Series. Photo by Belinda Cipriano

GREY skies couldn’t dampen the atmosphere as the season’s cheekiest and hottest looks shone on the catwalk at the Fashion Council WA’s Swim and Resort Series on the weekend.

Saturday night saw “Club Tropicana” take over the Crown Towers with a synchronised swimming display in the pool and designer Bec + Bridge showcasing its current collection, which featured sleek, minimal glamour.

With weather conditions that were far from ideal for Sunday’s runway events – Summer Crush and Cruise Luxe still brought a touch of summer to Matagarup Bridge.

Cheeky swimwear wowed the audience. Photo by Belinda Cipriano


In the “Summer Crush” show local pollies John Carey and Cassie Rowe looked at home on the runway with Carey modelling for swimwear label Ocean Zone and Rowe walking in Morrison.

Perth MLA John Carey in Ocean Zone. Photo by Belinda Cipriano


Other runway favourites included North Fremantle designer Natalie Rolt’s uber cool-white collection featuring two-pieces, jumpsuits and playsuits that wouldn’t have been out of place on a yacht somewhere in the Mediterranean.

Designer Kirrikin showed off beautiful flowing garments with Indigenous prints to the sounds of Yothu Yindi’s Treaty.

Swimwear label Amore + Sorvete revealed their cheeky new collection with floral prints and Brazilian-derrière style bottoms.

Aqua Blu wowed with a colourful, feminine collection featuring flamingos and peacocks.

Model in Aqua Blu. Photo by Belinda Cipriano


The second Sunday show, “Cruise Luxe” brought a taste of the Hamptons to the Swan River, featuring local and national designers joining forces to in a runway show that was luxe, fresh, chic with a sporty edge.

Favourites included Flannel who showed off a collection featuring feminine, flowing fabrics, Camilla & Marc’s effortless, classic and high-end collection, while Ten Pieces and Nique revealed their edgy-street styles.