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Aug 19

Moda Operandi has released some pieces of the Resort 2020 collection of Tropic of C shoot in Kenya by Jerome Duran for pre order.

Click here to pre order.

Here is the list of pieces and prices.

Sana Strapless Stripe Bikini Top
$90 ($45 Deposit)

Curve Printed Bikini Bottom
$80 ($40 Deposit)

South Pacific Printed Bikini Bottom
$80 ($40 Deposit)

South Pacific Printed Bikini Top
$90 ($45 Deposit)

Vibe High-Rise Waist Bikini Bottom
$80 ($40 Deposit)

Ajuma Bustier Bikini Top
$90 ($45 Deposit)

Nala Off-The-Shoulder Swimsuit
$150 ($75 Deposit)

The C Python Swimsuit
$150 ($75 Deposit)

The C Printed Swimsuit
$150 ($75 Deposit)

Lira Ring Bikini Bottom
$80 ($40 Deposit)

Lira Ring Detail Bikini Top
$80 ($40 Deposit)

Praia Zebra Print Bikini Bottom
$70 ($35 Deposit)

Praia Zebra Print Bikini Bottom
$70 ($35 Deposit)

Praia Zebra Print Bikini Top
$80 ($40 Deposit)

Praia Zebra Print Bikini Top
$80 ($40 Deposit)

Praia Side Tie Bikini Bottom
$70 ($35 Deposit)

Praia Triangle Bikini Top
$80 ($40 Deposit)

Sana Side Knot Bikini Bottom
$80 ($40 Deposit)

Sana Twisted Bandeau Top
$90 ($45 Deposit)

Savanna Cutout Ruched Swimsuit
$150 ($75 Deposit)

Praia Printed Bikini Bottom
$70 ($35 Deposit)

Praia Printed Bikini Bottom
$70 ($35 Deposit)

Praia Printed Triangle Bikini Top
$80 ($40 Deposit)

Praia Printed Triangle Bikini Top
$80 ($40 Deposit)


As far as swimwear goes, Tropic of C is about as sexy as it gets. Having modeled swim for over 10 years, Candice Swanepoel is more than well-versed in the cuts and fits that make for a flattering (and comfortable) swimsuit. Her latest lineup features animal prints (now trending!), detachable halter straps and off-the-shoulder silhouettes, as well as demi-underwire corsets for support. Plus, majority of her styles is cut in her now-signature ECONYL庐 fabric, a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from materials like fishing nets.



Aug 19
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Vogue Czech released a new interview with Candice talking about motherhood, Tropic of C and more during the meet and greet in Miami last month.

Candice Swanepoel: “I take my mother’s role very seriously.”

Candice Swanepoel, a South African supermodel, was one of the stars of the Miami Swim Fashion Week SS 2020, where she presented her sustainable Tropic of C swimsuit collection. at the same time, she can maintain the flawless visage of the angel Victoria’s Secret.

I’m terribly curious about your lifestyle, how do you manage to maintain such a great figure, wrinkle-free skin, glowing skin, what do you eat?

My lifestyle has changed since I have children, but I’ve been trying to exercise regularly, eating a healthy, balanced diet. I actually eat everything I give to children. I grew up on a farm in South Africa and spent a lot of time in Brazil, so my kids eat vegetables, fish, rice, beans and we eat together. I also like to prepare my beauty smoothies with collagen, coconut oil, protein powder. They feed me and they are healthy.

What is your beauty routine?

I love sheet masks. I often get moisturizers at home if I don’t have time to go to the cosmetician. It is very important for me to clean my skin well, as a model I often have makeup on the show, so make-up removal is essential. I constantly use SPF 45 because I like the sun. I love life on the beach, but I avoid tanning my face.

How is your skin care different on the days you prepare for a show or photo shoot?

It’s not that much difference, I just have to pay attention to the perfect timing. A few weeks before the show, I use cleansing masks and go to a cosmetic deep cleanser because the skin needs time to soothe. I do intensive hydration a week before the event, I apply sera with more vitamin C and LED therapy. But I truly believe that the most important thing is to maintain your inner health all year round – to drink plenty of water, eat healthy and sleep.

Do you sleep enough if you have a baby and a toddler at home?

I’m not going to sleep so much with them, especially when my older three-year-old brings some cold out of kindergarten every few weeks. It wakes up much more, but I got used to it. I sleep whenever I can.

How did you get back in shape after two pregnancies you showed off for Victoria’s Secret? Do you have a tip?

There is something different about everyone. You have to follow how your body works. I have a tendency to natural slenderness, actually I’ve always had to try to maintain muscle mass, losing weight when I’m stressed. Of course I had to practice. However, I have never been the type who practices every day. Muscles need to rest some day between exercise, while I like the natural curves and shape of the female body.

Do you exercise more when going to a show or swimsuit photo shoot?

Before I had children, I went to the gym regularly 3 times a week. Now I’m exhausted at the end of the day. I try to practice for thirty minutes every third to fourth day. As a mother, I have an active life, and the fact that I constantly run for children keeps me in shape.

What made you decide to design a swimsuit?

It has attracted me since childhood. My mother used to be a dance teacher and she did dance shows, we always had some nylons left and I made my own bikinis out of them. As a model, I showed a lot of swimsuits and often wondered how to improve them. When I was pregnant, I felt it was time to start my own brand. And now we have been here for almost three years!

What is a typical customer of your Tropic of C brand?

Is a chic, strong personality, sophisticated, travels a lot, has a free spirit and is connected with nature. Therefore, in our photos you rarely see the pools, we shoot in nature.

What does the creative design process look like?

I love the creative process! I like dreaming about colors, cut, how the individual pieces will look. I come up with inspiration and then we pick fabrics. We will finish the first prototype directly on me, put it on and play with the fabric according to my original vision. I also like taking photos. Everything from site selection to final details.
Tell us more about the latest collections.

We are preparing two collections per year, resort and spring / summer. Being from South Africa, I am inspired by ethnic cultures. In the last collection we have a number of earthy colors, in the resort line you can find animal motifs and we took pictures in Kenya. We also have a signature collection in black and white. I like the silhouette, which is a bit vintage, the clothes are inspired by the style of the 50s or 70s, but I gave it a modern accent. I collect inspiration on the go. And because I still travel a lot, I like universal pieces. Even today I wear a swimsuit, which I wear as a top, with a skirt.

You are known for ecological thinking, is this attitude reflected in collections?

Sustainability has been crucial to me since I started working on my swimsuit collection. I would never let my business flood the planet with another batch of plastics. We use a lot of Econyl (recycled nylon from discarded fishing nets). Our goal is 100% material sustainability, so far we are at 70%. We also make sure that our packaging materials are simple and biodegradable.

I am amazed that in addition to all your work, you are also involved in humanitarian work.

At some point in my career as a model, I felt I wanted to give something, help somehow. I had the opportunity to visit the Mothers to Mothers organization and heard a lot of moving stories of women infected with HIV that touched me even more after I became a mother myself. Most of these women find out during pregnancy that they have AIDS, their families reject them, and they remain without help. Mothers to Mothers allows them not to pass the disease on to their children. The mother feels unrepeatable when she knows that her baby will have a healthy life. With Tropic of C we try to do as much as possible for them, but years ago I created a jeans collection where some of the proceeds went to support this organization.

How do you manage to link all your activities to motherhood?

I am lucky to work with so many wonderful people who fully understand the needs of the family. Also, creating my own brand allows me to better plan my working time. Of course I also have to say no to a lot of amazing offers. Time with young children will never come back and I take the role of mother very seriously. During one project, I returned twice a week from Europe to New York just to see the children for the day. I always wanted my family very much, it took a while to get pregnant, and I love the role of mother. That’s why I enjoy motherhood, including all the work around the children.

Maxim magazine declared you the most attractive woman of the year a few years ago. What do you think when reading such articles or seeing yourself at the Victoria’s Secret show in a diamond bra?

I look at myself as my professional self, I don’t feel that way inside. This is an external evaluation, it is nice to hear, but I know my real self. I’m a normal girl at home, I don’t look like that when I change diapers for children or wipe my nose.

What is the hardest thing about modeling?

Modeling is a pretty lonely way of life. This was far more than before the advent of social media. I waited hours for the show and my only companion was a book. Social media has changed a lot. You can always be connected with your family, your friends. People often ask me how I got to the top. But it is all the result of hard work. The toil that never ends.

What would you advise the aspiring models?

Try to be yours, find and work on your style and personality. Stick to your individuality rather than trying to be like the other girls who are flying on Instagram, otherwise you’ll be lost in a million others.

Vogue Czech

Jul 19
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Refinery 29 posted the first official image of the new bikini of Tropic of C which will be out in September, as Candice confirmed. The bikini comes in a new print called “phyton”.

The resort campaign was shot in Kenya during Candice’s recent trip to the Mwale Medical & Technology Center and the Masai Mara, where Jerome Duran took the photos.

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coming soon #resort20 #tropicofc #masaimara 馃寧 #land

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coming soon #resort20 #tropicofc #masaimara 馃寧 #gratitude

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Jul 19
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Great news! After the pop up in Miami during the Swim Week on July 13rd Eight Space announced that Tropic of C will be sold in their Miami store this week.

You can visit their store at 174 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127, EE. UU.

Jul 19
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According to two different sources Tropic of C will be in the Paraiso aka Miami Swim Week on July 12th.

Other highlights of the week will include supermodel Candice Swanepoel鈥檚 presentation of her sustainable swimwear line, Tropic of C, an awe-inspiring Maaji runway show at Paraiso partnering location, Brickell City Centre, and the Upcycle Challenge, a national, student-designer competition developed to give use to dead stock fabrics and textiles from reputable swimwear brands.

The Paraiso Bungalow, the oceanfront pop-up shop at Collins Park, featuring Resortwear, Beauty, Jewelry and Accessories by: Aloha Collection, Chopard, Olivela and Tropic of C.

Hours: 11:00 AM 鈥 8:00 PM | OPEN TO PUBLIC


Bellazon, Swim Week Calendar and Miami Herald.

Apr 19
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Hype Bae included Tropic of C in a new post about their favorite swim brand for the vacay.

One popular brand we鈥檝e included Tropic of C was created by supermodel Candice Swanepoel.

HYPEBAE Pick: Founded by supermodel Candice Swanepoel, Tropic of C offers vintage-inspired pieces with a modern twist. The brand also gets direct inspiration from Brazilian and European design cues. The most recent collection includes curve-cut bottoms, corset-inspired tops and smoothly contoured details reminiscent of dance apparel. This season 50-percent of Tropic of C鈥檚 swimsuits are created with Econyl庐, an eco-friendly, bi-elastic techno-fabric. Econyl庐 works in collaboration with healthyseas.org to create a 100-percent recycled material from discarded fishing nets and other landfill waste.


Mar 19
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Candice Swanepoel, one of Victoria’s Secret’s signature models is also at the helm of sustainable swimwear label, Tropic of C. With summer at the heart of its collections, the label’s mantra is simple: feel good in your skin… and your swimwear. We took the opportunity to talk to the South African model about the essence of her style and her sunkissed swimwear label.

How did the brand start?

“I had thought about creating a swim line for a while. After having modeled swim in the industry for such a long time, I felt like I understood quite well what I like about particular fits, fabrics, and colors.”

What’s the concept?

“The concept was to create a line that I truly wanted to wear everyday at the beach. I pay great attention to each fit of the suit, making sure that the design highlights a woman鈥檚 body, that the fabric is of the highest quality and that it really holds you in. The pieces must stand the test of time, this is not just disposable fashion. We are proud to have a sustainable aspect to the brand. Since our inception we have been working with regenerated fabrics and continue to be innovative with our packaging, using sustainable materials.”

How would you describe its aesthetic?

“Modern but vintage inspired; a refined sort of sexy; powerful femininity.”

Which 5 things should be in every woman鈥檚 wardrobe?

“The C one-piece in any of our colors. This suit is a staple, and can double as a bodysuit! Also, a little black dress, great jeans, sexy pair of heels, and a leather jacket.”

Can you describe your style in three words?

“Elegant, effortless, classic.”

An outfit which defines you?

“Jean shorts and a white T-shirt.”

How would you describe the Tropic of C aesthetic?

“Modern but vintage inspired; a refined sort of sexy; powerful femininity.”

What is your vision of swimwear for 2019?

“I am always classically inspired and never concerned with the current 鈥渢rends.鈥 I find inspiration in vintage silhouettes and highlighting a woman鈥檚 best assets. So the suits may appear simple but the fit makes all the difference. In 2019 I am inspired by the colors and art from Africa.”

What is different about Tropic of C?

“The attention to detail: the cut of each suit is meticulously designed.”

How are you positioned in the swimwear industry?

“I like to think our brand is approachable for women of any age. My goal is for all women to feel confident and beautiful in the suits.”

What inspires you?

“I am greatly inspired by nature. This is where I feel the most peaceful and connected. A lot of our color palettes, fabrics, and names reflect natural elements.”

Who is the Tropic girl in three words ?

“Confident, carefree, natural.”

Original // Article in French.

Mar 19
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Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Candice Swanepoel found herself with an instant hit on her hands when she launched her luxurious, eco-friendly swim line, Tropic of C. With bikinis selling faster than she can make them, the budding mogul has had to buckle down and learn on the fly to keep up with the demands of her growing business.


What inspired you to launch Tropic of C?

It was a childhood dream of mine. When I was 7, I used to take my mom鈥檚 leftover fabric鈥攕he was an aerobics
teacher鈥攁nd make my own little bikinis. Growing up in the sun in South Africa, I always loved it. And when I got into modeling, I became kind of 鈥渢he swimsuit girl,鈥 and all through those years I would pay close attention to the fit and color and how they made me feel. That鈥檚 how I started brainstorming Tropic of C. The hardest thing for me was just to take the initiative to start it and feel confident that I could do it.

What finally pushed you over the edge?

I have a great South African manager who helped me, because one of the hardest parts is just figuring out where to start. People think it鈥檚 easy to start a business, but it鈥檚 really not. It鈥檚 all this legal stuff, branding鈥nd literally every name is taken, even my own! I took a million meetings and some never went anywhere, but I still learned something from every one of them. It was during my pregnancy that I was actually able to focus on making it happen. Daniela [Manfredi, Swanepoel鈥檚 business partner and Tropic of C鈥檚 assistant designer]
flew to Brazil to meet me, and we got along straight away and started talking about what the brand could look like. I can鈥檛 believe it鈥檚 been almost a year. That seems really fast.

Yeah, I mean, we鈥檙e pretty on it. Daniela comes from a swim background, so she kind of knew what parts we needed to put together. She鈥檚 the one who goes to the factories and brings back fabrics for me to see, and we put it all together. Then you have the whole back end of the websites and the photo shoots, and that鈥檚 the part I really love鈥攐rganizing the shoots and the look of the brand online and on Instagram.

And you鈥檙e based in New York now, correct?

I was trying to maintain a beach life in Miami, but I need to be in the office regularly, so I鈥檓 back in New York for a while. Sometimes I hate New York, but I always end up missing it and coming back.

What do you think sets Tropic of C apart from other swim brands?

I put a lot of energy into working on the shapes and making sure every suit is very specific and well-done. I take pride in the fabrics. They鈥檙e not just worn twice and look terrible, but they are pieces you can keep season after season. I have a weird thing with some of my clothes; they鈥檝e been with me through important parts of my life and it鈥檚 almost like they have a soul. I鈥檓 attached to them. They bring me back to special times in my life and I hang on to them, as long as they are good quality. I feel like that is what Tropic of C is鈥攊t鈥檚 a brand you can rely on for good fit and good quality. Most of the styles look quite simple, but the reaction from people when they put them on is quite different.

What are some of your most popular styles?
There鈥檚 one called 鈥淰ibe,鈥 which is a crop top with a higher-waisted bottom, that sells all the time. We have the classic string, which I love to wear every day. I love to use earthy colors, and I like to make color stories, so everything looks beautiful together.

How much do you let the numbers guide your
decision making?

I have to pay attention to the numbers, but we have a business partner who has helped us get started because we鈥檝e grown almost too quickly. At times it鈥檚 been a little bit overwhelming, but that鈥檚 a great problem to have. At times, we鈥檝e underestimated the orders and run out of fabric, so we plan in advance
and order larger quantities.

Your fabrics are quite special鈥攍ots of recycled eco-
fabrics鈥攕o quantities must be somewhat limited to
begin with.

Exactly. There has been a definite learning curve for me, but that鈥檚 good. I really would like for the brand to grow and maybe one day do clothing as well. We鈥檒l see!

Given the demands of your modeling career, how involved are you with Tropic of C on a daily basis?

It鈥檚 every day. Thank God for Internet programs. We have all the online Dropboxes, because I like to sign off on everything. The team is learning what I like and what my aesthetic is, but there鈥檚 a lot of back and forth. And whenever I have time off I鈥檓 here [at the studio]; we鈥檙e busy designing the next collection.

And where are you selling?

We鈥檙e direct-to-consumer, but we鈥檙e also on Goop and Moda Operandi to raise brand awareness. We鈥檝e also started doing pop-ups, so people can be closer to the brand. We offer things like free returns, so people can try on the suits and not be afraid that they might not work.

What鈥檚 the busiest time of year for the brand?

With swim, there鈥檚 an annual schedule. That鈥檚 one of the parts that freaks me out the most. I mean, I could just say whatever and sell when I want, but there are times when people are thinking about vacation and
certain times that sell better, like around spring break and before certain holidays.

Have you ever won anything before?

Maybe I won like 鈥淢ost Photogenic鈥 when I was a kid or something, but I鈥檝e never won anything that mattered.

How does it feel to be celebrated in this way?

It鈥檚 been really satisfying for me to see people enjoying the brand so much. As models, our work is based on how we look, and it鈥檚 great to be celebrated for that, but all of us are so much more than that. I鈥檓 really happy to
be recognized for something other than what I look like. And this brand is like my other baby. I鈥檓 so proud of it. And there鈥檚 so much going on in my daily life. I鈥檝e fought so hard for my career from a really young age, had my babies, and I started this business in the middle of it all. It鈥檚 been a crazy couple of years, but the success has made it worth all the struggle.

Feb 19
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Candice’s swim line, Tropic of C dropped it Spring collection. In it we can find new prints, as the mama africa print aka leopard print avalaible for the C one piece, vibe bottom, equator top and bottom and praia top and bottom. New tops as ilha and praia and new colors as poppy, hibiscus or ultramarine.

You can shop it now here.

Remember that Tropic of C ships worldwide.



Feb 19
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The blog Travel + Leisure made a post about the 6 brands that, according to them, will be everywhere this Summer.

Here is what they say about Tropic of C.

Tropic of C
Tropic of C is the brainchild of seasoned swimsuit model Candice Swanepoel. Her line delivers minimal styles in flattering silhouettes. If anyone knows what the perfect swimsuit feels like, it鈥檚 Swanepoel, so don’t sleep on Tropic of C鈥檚 the C collection.

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