Anna & Boy is a newer Australian swimwear company having produced three collections including the launch collection Spring Summer 06/07, the Southern Hemisphere SS07/08, and the current Northern Hemisphere SS08. Having worked for Vogue Australia, the combined design team of Anna Hewett and Lill Boyd, produces high quality swimwear with Italian fabrics reminiscent of the 1970s.
Although the bathing suits from the 2008 collection are quite cute with their frilly bottoms, string ties and huge bows, the cover-ups or summer dresses are very chic. The Chambray Shirt Dress in lavender is feminine with its darted yoke on the front of the bodice, finished off sleeves at the elbow, and full-length buttons down the front. The Africa Blouse Dress is really out of the 70s. It reminds me of all those movies about surfing and go-go dancing. Eye catching colours and stunning designs on the fabric make this dress a fashion statement. And the Plain White Shirt dress is crisp and clean, perfect for hot summer days lounging around or to cover up on the hot beach.
To purchase this refreshing collection, you need to view the stockists page on the official website, as there are many retail boutiques in Australia as well as several online stores from which to choose.