Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel launched her swimsuit line Tropic of C earlier this year, calling it her third baby. Candice Swanepoel returns for Tropic of C’s resort 2019 campaign.
Shot on location by Jerome Duran at Utah’s Amangiri resort, the supermodel poses in high-rise bikini bottoms, bandeau tops as well as retro chic one-piece swimsuits. Previewing her resort collection, Candice said:
"It's been [in the works] for a couple of years; I was waiting for the right moment," Swanepoel explains at a recent press preview for her resort collection in New York. "It took me a while to find a team because you end up working very closely for a long time — I took a lot of meetings. And when Victoria's Secret stopped swim, I just went for it."
We note that Swanepoel’s VS contract presumably didn’t permit her to launch a competing swimwear line, as long as VS was in the business.
Tropic of C launched with a tightly edited selection of classic silhouettes in a variety of muted and neutral colors. The form-fitting bodysuit styles — like the brand's eponymous signature one-piece suit, "The C" — are meant to be styled with clothing, like high-waisted jeans or a maxi skirt, when the wearer isn't lounging by the pool or spending the day at the beach. "When I'm on holiday or I'm packing, to be able to just throw a skirt on with a swimsuit is really nice — you can still feel chic and elegant," Swanepoel says.