Sliding into a supermodel’s DMs is often unsuccessful—a fact Candice Swanepoel is quick to acknowledge—but when Francisco Costa popped up in her inbox, she felt compelled to respond. A self-professed fangirl of the Brazilian designer’s work, first as the women’s creative director of Calvin Klein and now as the founder of sustainable beauty line Costa Brazil, she admits that his 2000s-era looks were prominently featured in the debut brand brand book for her eco-conscious swimwear label, Tropic of C. “Minimalist perfection,” she says of Costa’s sleek and thoughtfully considered pieces.
It makes sense, then, that the two would team up for a collaboration that both honors and directly benefits the environment, specifically Conservation International (a.k.a. CI). Costa announced the forthcoming limited-edition bathing suit, co-designed by himself and Swanepoel, to an intimate group at Soho Beach House in Miami on Saturday night, at a dinner toasting CI’s efforts to protect and restore ecosystems at a global scale. Lais Ribeiro, Isabela Grutman, and Ana Khouri, dressed in breezy separates and skin-baring tops fit for the warm weather, were in attendance to celebrate. (All proceeds from the collection will directly benefit CI.)
“It’s been lovely to see how generous she [Swanepoel] is, and how somebody of her stature and voice can make a difference,” said Costa to the crowd, before thanking CI and ELLE for their continued support and co-hosting the event. As models mingled with each other and enjoyed the family-style dinner of burrata, grilled sea bass and broccolini, and skirt steak, rain clouds formed overhead; fortunately, a light drizzle didn’t stop anyone from relishing in the tropical climate. “We are here for the environment,” quipped my seatmate, pointing toward the full table of guests, who laughed and posed as Polaroid cameras authentically captured the casual, slightly wet, vibe.
Public Appearances > 2022 > November 19 – Candice Swanepoel attends a private dinner to present Tropic of C x Costa Brazil partnership
Candice Swanepoel attended the GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London with fellow models Jordan Barrett and Stella Maxwell.
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On her birthday Candice Swanepoel was shooting for Schutz‘s High Summer 2023 campaign that has been officially launched on November 9th.
The photos can be seen in our gallery and the behind the scenes video shared by the brand in our social media.
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On October 19, 2022 Schutz revealed their Fall 2022 featuring Candice Swanepoel.
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Tropic of C x Jacquie Aiche released on October 13, 2022 a new collaboration including nine pieces.
This month, jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche and supermodel Candice Swanepoel’s eco-conscious swimwear label, Tropic of C, have collaborated to create an accessibly-priced capsule collection of body jewelry.
The Jacquie Aiche x Tropic of C collection offers nine styles of Jacquie’s signature body layers in 14k gold plated brass with cubic zirconia bezels, which include body chains, belly chains and anklets.
“This collection is inspired by body love. When the opportunity to collaborate with Tropic of C came to be, I was over the moon. I have always wanted these sensual, playful pieces to be available to more people. I’ve found that they illuminate the body with a golden glow that inspires self-love and makes you shine a little brighter. Tropic of C celebrates the body through their classically beautiful swimwear with timeless silhouettes. Pairing our luminous jewelry layers with the pieces in their collections truly creates the perfect set,” said Jacquie Aiche.
“I’ve been wearing Jacquie Aiche jewelry since I was a teenager, speciﬁcally her body chains. This is why I was so excited to collaborate with her and bring my favorite pieces to all the girls that love Tropic of C. I love the messaging behind all her beautiful creations and the brand she has built has inspired me for years, standing together as powerful spiritual sensual women. I hope you will love the pieces as much as I do,” said Candice Swanepoel.
Tropic of C has launched their resort 2023 collection featuring dresses, bikinis, one pieces and cover ups.
chico short in desert flower ($150)
his&hers shirt in desert flower ($200)
his&hers shirt in white ($175)
ilha top in driftwood geo ($85)
luna bottom in driftwood geo ($80)
pitcher bag in lily pad ($125)
pitcher bag in white ($125)
playa rashguard in driftwood geo ($150)
porta dress in white ($200)
praia bottom in desert flower ($70)
praia bottom in espresso ($70)
praia top in meadow ($80)
sirenas in driftwood geo ($170)
sundew tank in white ($125)
swim short in black terra ($85)
the C dress in black ($180)
Shop now the resort collection at tropicofc.com
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The capsule collection includes the following pieces.
toc x lvr tennis dress in love ($200)
toc x lvr swim short in admiral ($75)
toc x lvr reveal top in black ($128)
toc x lvr contour legging in black ($128)
toc x lvr tropicana hat in white ($150)
toc x lvr volley skirt in white ($158)
toc x lvr volley cropped sweater in white ($198)
The prices on Luisa Via Roma are different to the Tropic of C’s website ones.
TROPIC OF C LVR Exclusive cropped knit sweater $304.00
TROPIC OF C LVR Exclusive mid waist tennis skirt
TROPIC OF C LVR Exclusive low waist cropped leggings $230.00
TROPIC OF CLVR Exclusive crochet bucket hat $230.00
TROPIC OF C LVR Exclusive sport top $196.00
TROPIC OF C LVR Exclusive high waist sport leggings $196.00
TROPIC OF C LVR Exclusive tennis dress $306.00
Meet the More Or Less secret army of heavenly supermodels, spreading their wings in repurposed underwear ensembles created by KEZAKO, our favourite champions of upcycled fashion
Hair: Ward at The Wall Group.
Make-up: Jen Myles at Streeters.
Nails: Honey at Exposure.
Casting: Piergiorgio Del Moro and Helena Balladino for DM Casting.
Set design: Eric Mestman at Bryant Artists. Models: Alessandra Ambrosio at CAA; Candice Swanepoel, Stella Maxwell and Sara Sampaio at The Lions; Martha Hunt, Elsa Hosk and Lily Aldridge at IMG; Lais Ribeiro at Women; Leomie Anderson at Tess.
Photography assistants: Mitch Stafford, Julius Frazer and Alex Kalb.
Styling assistants: Shant Alvandyan and Konstantinos Damis.
Hair assistants: Brian Casey and Derrick Keith. Make-up assistants: Shainae Cintron and Amelia Berger. Nails assistant: Nigeria Gordon. Production: Travis Kiewel at That One Production. Darkroom: Hammer Lab
Post-production: ALY Studio. Thanks to Henda Giarratano, Konstantinos Damis, Anne Dormant, Hisato Tasaka, Celine Martin and Sophie Mechri.
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