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Celebrating the essence of beach inspired fashion and culture, the annual Gold Coast Swim Fashion Festival showcases Australia’s leading resort and swimwear designers. 

Set against the Gold Coast’s picturesque white sandy beaches and poolside at some of the city’s most esteemed resorts, the festival, presented by Moët & Chandon, is the first of its kind dedicated exclusively to swim and resort wear.

This year the festival will run over three incredible days and feature a series of sophisticated events starting with the Sunseeker Swim Model Spectacular. Presented by Moët Ice Imperial and led by internationally renowned model Samantha Harris, the event will feature 20 of the freshest swim model talent exhibiting the latest collection by Sunseeker as well as a show-stopping bespoke jewel-encrusted bikini by Ann Middleton.

The Girl and the Sea Launch Show, presented by Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski and staged at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, will showcase the latest ranges by iconic swim and resort wear brands including Billabong, Von Zipper, Seafolly and O’Neill.

As part of the festival, residents and visitors of the Gold Coast are invited to take part in a Guinness World Record Attempt for the Largest Bikini Parade. On conclusion of the parade, students of fashion and emerging designers will offer their latest designs for judging. The showcase offers a platform for students to present their work alongside designers who are making waves in the area of swim and resort wear in Australia.

The festival will conclude with a spectacular Moët & Chandon Gala Awards Luncheon that will offer runway collections from TogsColin HeaneyAdriftPlaysuit and many more. The winner of the Student and Emerging Designer competition will be announced.

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