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WILD WITH STYLE

Some ideas are just so fresh! Indigenous artist of the Cape York Peninsula, Shaun Edwards has tapped into his ancient heritage to create a totally contemporary Aussie swimwear brand called Wildbarra. He’s also busy organising fashion shows, baby festivals and working on his PhD. He slowed down just long enough to speak with Andrew Creagh.
WILDBARRA’S FRILL-NECKED LIZARD SUNGA SWIMWEAR.

DNA: You’re an artist whose work is in the collections of the National Gallery in Canberra and the Art Gallery Of New South Wales; why make the move into designing swimwear?

Shaun Edwards: I’ve always wanted to design clothes and in recent time it’s become a reality. It’s a bonus that my artworks are part of the garment design.

Well, congratulations on your sexy swimwear range, Wildbarra. Which design do you personally swim in? Wild Ginger.

Why did you choose the sunga (Brazilianstyle) for the men’s swimwear? My last men’s swimsuit had a “show-it” style front that enhanced the wearer’s package. I wanted a style that straight men could also feel comfortable in and I guess an all-rounder style that was inclusive of age and body shape. It seemed to fit well and I wanted to tap into the European market, too, so we designed our own sunga.

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