Renee Le Hunt is a recent graduate of RMIT university, though in viewing her impressive swim collection it’s hard to believe she’s so new on the scene. Her debut collection isn’t just inherently the kind of swimwear you’d want to be seen wearing, it’s also bang on 2012’s swimwear trends.

In shooting Le Hunt’s collection on model Laura Andric, photographer David Higgs and stylist Yumika Hoskin saw a fork in the road: the typically bright, tropical Australian swim story, or something a little moodier? They chose the path less travelled, and the results are all the better for it. Higgs explains that they wanted to contrast the strong shapes and patterns on the garments with “earthy and warm colors, combined with the rocks and sun light.”

laura andric swim shoot

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The jagged rocks exposed by the low tide could be anywhere; and that anonymity of location was a deliberate choice by Higgs, keeping a sense of mystery to the Mornington Peninsula locale.

Hair and makeup by Kristin Olds compliments the stunning beachside shoot. You can view it in full at the gallery above.

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