South African top model Candice Swanepoel adorns the Summer 2023 issue of V Magazine, through the proficient lens of celebrated photographer Greg Swales.
Stylist Leila Bani orchestrates a compelling ensemble featuring prominent brands like Jacquemus, Alexandre Vauthier, Rick Owens, Bent Kahina, Zeynep Arçay, Lisu Vega, Mikhael Kale, Brielle, LaQuan Smith and Alaïa, adding a vibrant flair to the editorial. The creative team is rounded off with Dimitri Giannetos handling the exquisite hairdos, while Barbara Moura accentuates Swanepoel’s features with her expert make-up skills.
Candice Swanepoel, a renowned model, entrepreneur, and mother, is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. With nearly 20 million followers, she continues to captivate audiences with her diverse ventures, from leading global fashion campaigns to launching her swimwear line, Tropic of C.
Swanepoel’s recent appearance as a guest judge on Netflix’s ”Next in Fashion” alongside Gigi Hadid and Tan France was a testament to her industry expertise. She expressed her enjoyment of the experience and hinted at the possibility of participating in similar projects in the future. “I had such a great time filming, I was honored to be invited by the team, and bring my expertise to that segment of the show“, she said.
Her swimwear brand, Tropic of C, has been a platform for Swanepoel to flex her creative muscles. Despite the challenges of balancing creativity with business, she has found the journey rewarding. “There are ups and downs, struggles and victories, but I do love it, and I’m mostly just proud of the community we’ve built“, Swanepoel shared.
Sustainability and ethical production are at the heart of Tropic of C. Swanepoel’s passion for nature and a greater consciousness have driven her to create a brand that respects the environment. “I always asked myself how we can better live as part of one big ecosystem“, she explained.
Balancing motherhood with a thriving career has been a challenge for Swanepoel, but she has managed to strike a balance by prioritizing her children’s needs and her personal well-being. She believes it’s essential for her children to see her dedication to her career, drawing parallels with her father’s commitment to their farm.