Tropic of C launched their resort 2024 collection with pieces in orchid and blush. For now we’ve seen the equator top and praia bottom in eco blush terry and sirenas top, the C bralette, the C bottom and lo bottom in orchid.
Find the perfect balance between style and ease. Introducing easy eco dressing.
8 easy pieces knitted in LENZINGTM ECOVERO™M branded viscose fiber.
It has 50% less water impact, is biodegradable and compostable.
In In the mood for something new? ‘ready to wear’ toc? We got to work with this amazing team to bring our new “easy eco dressing” to life. launching tomorrow 8.11.23 Photographer @yuliagorbachenko Stylist @sandyarmeni Hair #ShingoShibata Makeup @chihoomae Model @Candice #comingsoon #easyecodressing #sustainablefashion #tropicofC
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Into the mystical heart of tropic of C.
a deep dive into the emerald green of the Brazilian southeastern coast, where the mountains have a love affair with the sea.
an immersion of body and soul in the Atlantic rainforest.
a tropical delirium.
a possible dream.
a paradise where the mountains have a love affair with the sea.
the Brazilian southeastern coast is formed by the geographical domain of “mares de morros”, which means seas of hills. a place where exuberant nature enhances every detail in its purest extravagance.
in the middle of all this magic, we found the mystical heart of tropic of c.
a tropical delirium.
the dazzling encounter of the Atlantic blue and one of the longest coastlines on the planet was our inspiration to create the blue set. can you feel it?
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The Victoria’s Secret supermodel and founder — and Costa Brazil’s most recent collaborator — Candice Swanepoel sounds off on what inspired her to create Tropic of C, her eco-minded swimwear line: “Nature, beauty and Brazil.” Sound familiar?
Not long after the birth of her first son, supermodel Candice Swanepoel took to social media to share her own thoughts around real beauty. “My account @angelcandice was made as part of one of my work contracts, so I felt a certain restriction to what I could and couldn’t share,” she says over zoom from her home in Miami.
Called @themermaidfiles, the secret page is filled with black and white photographs of mostly makeup-free women in simple two-pieces lounging on boats or in the sand, juxtaposed with snaps of tropical islands and pink flowers taken on someone’s iPhone. Besides a few familiar faces now and then—Gisele Bundchen, Claudia Schiffer, Emily Ratajkowski, Candice—the whole page feels incredibly down to earth.
That brand, called Tropic of C, is an eco-minded swimwear and lifestyle line that uses materials like regenerated nylon for their suits (many of which are made from compression fabrics that hold you in no matter how itsy bitsy the cut is, she says) and plastic alternatives for packaging. Still, despite all the team’s hard work to be environmentally responsible, sustainability wasn’t a big part of their messaging in the beginning. “I didn’t want to advertise it—I just wanted to sleep well at night,” she says. “When you’re a mother, you think so much about the future of the planet, and what kind of future our kids are going to have. I just needed to make it make sense.”
In addition to her family and nature, Candice counts Brazil as one of the biggest inspirations for Tropic of C. “That’s a topic I could talk about all day,” she says, recalling her first trip to the country. She was 17 and in love and well into her modeling career at the time. “I had a kind of anonymous freeing feeling in Brazil, and it became a way for me to balance work Candice and the real me,” she says, adding the close connection the country has to South Africa made her feel instantly right at home. “I was fascinated by the confidence of Brazilian people. The way they wore their clothes, their routines in public—people would take half of their bathrooms to the beach! There is this ease regarding feeling comfortable in your body. Brazil is where I learned how to be comfortable in mine.”
Read more from the mother, supermodel and founder, in celebration of our new collaboration, “Swim & Skin.” Ten percent of all sale proceeds will go to Conservation International, a nonprofit in support of the Amazon.
Let’s talk about your connection to Brazil. How has it inspired your work and approach to beauty?
Brazil is a topic I could talk about all day. At 17, it became my place of peace and discovery for many years. At the time, I was already dealing with the weight of my career and, having left South Africa at 15, I needed a place where I could feel normal and simply be young. I got this kind of anonymous freeing feeling when in I was there. At the same time, Brazil also feels closely connected to my African roots, so I automatically felt very at home.
Tell us about the early days of Tropic of C.
I had an account called @themermaidfiles that only a few fans and followers had access to. My account that was ‘angelcandice’ was made as part of one of my work contracts, so I felt a certain restriction to what I could share. From there I started dreaming of being able to share exactly what I thought was beautiful and that’s how the idea to have my own brand came along.
When did you decide to make it sustainable?
I remember it so clearly: I was at the table being shown many plastic bags and labels to see how I wanted Tropic of C to look and that’s when I said I wanted the team to research alternatives for the packaging. I wanted to create a brand I could be proud of and that wasn’t harming the very thing that inspired me most, which is nature.
Tropic of C was one of the first if not the first swimwear brand to be focused on sustainability, as swimwear is made from nylon, it was my mission to use materials that were already existing as well as partner with companies that use fishing nets and other waste from the ocean. That said, I didn’t want sustainability to be the tagline—I just wanted to sleep well at night.
“When you’re a mother, you think so much about the future of the planet, and what kind of future our kids are going to have. I just needed to make [Tropic of C] make sense.”
The name, Tropic of C, does the C stand for Candice?
It’s meant to stand for Tropic of Capricorn, which is the southernmost latitude where the sun hits directly overhead. It’s where the summer begins, and never ends. A mystical place where it’s always warm, and you’re always in a bikini. That said, my team does call me C….
So, it’s both?
They also call me “Clark Kent” because I’m able to switch the model part on and off while working. One moment I’m directing the vision I have in mind for Tropic of C, and the next I’m in a bikini doing what I do in front of the camera with the odd breastfeed or meeting in the middle. It sounds a bit crazy—and it definitely is—but I enjoy the diversity of it all.
So, what do you find to be beautiful, or rather, sexy?
Brazil is such a sexy place, and in my career, I’ve played with what is sexy and what is not. To me, the balance of elegant and sexy is what’s most beautiful to me. Coverage, but with the slightest high cut or small straps, gives feminine sexiness to me.
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
Candice Swanepoel was spotted on September 08, 2022 fueling her car in Miami wearing a top from the upcoming Tropic of C x Luisa Via Roma.
Earlier on the day she did an Instagram live on her account and Justin Gelband’s wearing the same outfit.
Tropic of C has uploaded 3 new 4k videos on their YouTube channel featuring Candice Swanepoel wears the smocking praia top in driftwood ($85) and smocking praia bottom in driftwood ($80) and in another video she’s seen wearing the C bralette in surfer stripe ($85) and the C bottom in surfer stripe ($80)
In the third video Amelia Gray is seen wearing the equator top in fishnet ($90) and luna bottom in fishnet ($90)
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