Before White Sands’ spring / summer 2013 show was unveiled at Australian fashion week (MBFWA), designer Leah Madden hinted at what would be to come, noting that her favourite pieces were the “lingerie inspired corseted pieces, the new prints and patterns, and of course the return of the corals.” And with that, she summed up the elements that made the collection stand out, balancing it between femininity and functionality.
But as well as the soft tones and floral prints and lingerie-inspired cuts was another huge drawcard for the swim collection: it was flattering. Vintage inspired high waists and halternecks graced the runway alongside slicker, sportier cuts. It’s hard to imagine that any figure type couldn’t find something to flatter here.
On the runway the swimwear was accompanied by just the right beauty look, described by Madden as “a very sexy, yet natural look – soft big hair, a dark eye with this fantastic nude lipstick.”
You can see all of the White Sands spring / summer 2013 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 Matthew Wren