The best-selling STRING TOP and BRIEF was first custom designed in 1997 for none-other than Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson for the cover of Australian Style Magazine and the WA Tourism commercial. Originally created by then 24-year-old designer and C.DESIGN founder, Claire Metcalf, the piece only grew in popularity, finding a place in our C.ESSENTIALS collection then and now.

“I think it’s important to support local designers and she does great work” - Elle on wearing C.DESIGN. 

Australian Style was an iconic local publication, founded by the ever-talented Andrea Horwood. It represented Australian youth, effortless style and spotlighted the finest emerging creatives.

"We produced all our own original content at the magazine, the photographs, the stories, everything. This gave us complete freedom, to choose what we loved, and do it our way – Elle Macpherson on Scarborough beach in C.DESIGN by Graham Shearer – the cuts, the fabric, the cool, these were bikinis the world wanted. It is so exciting to see this beautiful West Australian brand back, I can’t wait to see the beaches and pools of Australia in C.DESIGN again!"

- Andrea Horwood, Founder Australian Style, Invisible Zinc, WelleCo and ETTO Australia.

Elle Macpherson wearing C.DESIGN STRING TOP AND BRIEF for Australian Style Magazine, Photographed by Graham Shearer, Editor Andrea Horwood