El­iz­a­beth von der Goltz is buy­ing di­rec­tor at Net-A-Porter. That means she has the in­side track on what women all over the world are buy­ing to swim in. She ex­plains why our lo­cal he­roes are win­ning ever more fans.


“Aus­tralian surf and beach cul­ture has made a huge im­pact all over the world, from avo on toast and flat whites to, nat­u­rally, swimwear. It’s the ap­peal of the out­door life­style that res­onates glob­ally. “Aus­tralian brands are lead­ing the way due to the sheer amount of choice and va­ri­ety in de­sign. It’s about hav­ing a wardrobe of swimwear op­tions. When it comes to de­sign aes­thetic, each brand has a dif­fer­ent point of view but all seem to carry a re­laxed at­ti­tude.” HER PICKS: “Zim­mer­mann for their fu­sion of nos­tal­gia with re­fined fem­i­nin­ity, She Made Me for in­stant hol­i­day mode and Dion Lee’s swim ex­ten­sion for its clean lines and sim­ple sil­hou­ettes.”

Zim­mer­mann swim­suit, $275.

She Made Me bikini top, $155, and bot­toms, $135, all from

Dion Lee bikini, $260.

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