Swimwear for a summer getaway: Suboo

It’s a yearly tradition during Australian fashion week (MBFWA) in Sydney, where the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge turn into a predictable backdrop for the fashion packs.

You can’t blame them; the architectural canvas offered by the two iconic structures in matrimony with the blue water is incomparable to the Eiffel Towers and Central Parks of the world.
However, to really get the international jetsetters and buyers talking, Suboo used this spectacular scenery to their advantage for their spring 2012 runway show.


Set high above on level 47 in a 360-degree restaurant, the Harbour Bridge was distant enough to ‘wow’ the crowd, yet divert all eyes (and cameras) to the threads in the show.

Every piece promoted a luxurious lifestyle for the summer months to come: colourful brocade patterns printed on white, mesh inlets and ballooning chiffon. Embroidered mesh bodices gave more depth to the body, and contrasted with the peasant tops and kaftans.

The Grecian silhouette made the collection more leisurely, if anything, proving a must-have in the wardrobe for all yacht owners. You’ll need one of the pleated jumpsuits for a private party on the boat.

The water blue colour palette on maxis, skirts and crop tops took everyone on an island-getaway, even if it was only in the mind. Having said that, by the end of the 30-something looks, the urge to fly to a Barbados and bask under the sun, grew enormously.

Suboo’s spring / summer swimwear collection is the kind that will be a frontrunner for magazine editorials in the near future. Keep an eye out for them.

You can see all of the Suboo spring / summer 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Photography by Allan James Barger