"The perfect quality and fit in a swimsuit is really important to me as a designer. I want women’s expectations to be exceeded when they try on my swimwear, by instantly looking and feeling more confident when they step on the beach" - Owner and Designer Teddy Bendeich
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME
Some people often ask what's a young girl with a business and accounting degree doing selling swimwear. The truth is, I have always been a very creative person and always had outlets where I could express this, whether it was through DIY projects, drawing, painting, taking photos and knitting when I was younger. It was only towards the end of my 4 year university double degree, that I realised my creative spirit couldn't be kept at bay. There was something missing in my world, and I had to find out exactly what that was.
After graduating, I took 18 months off to figure out my next move and direction in life. I knew I was destined to do something creative and not follow the traditions of studying at university to then settling down to a boring, numbers filled full time job. On my travels, I was lucky enough to visit some luxurious remote island destinations and resorts, where I surfed, lived in swimsuits and bikini's 24/7, and met new people from all different cultures along the way.
My travels always take me to warm places, where the palm trees stand tall, and the ocean is at my feet, as this is where I feel the most clarify and peacefulness within myself. It has been from these experiences and always feeling like I was at 'home' when I could wake up next to the beach, where Local Luxe Swim was born.
ABOUT THE LABEL
Local Luxe Swim is an exclusive swimwear label for the modern woman. Made and designed on the Gold Coast, Australia using the most luxurious Italian fabrics, all designs are created by Teddy, with the vision that her swimwear will effortlessly take you beachside, to poolside and then to the bar for your sunset cocktail.
All swimsuits are classically structured in terms of their cut, style and fabric colours, so that they are easy to wear, flattering on the female silhouette and perfect for those ladies seeking timeless, strong and structural swimwear pieces to highlight their natural beauty, style and femininity.
With interchangeable and separately sold tops, pants and one piece swimsuits, you have the freedom and ability to personalise your own set and choose styles that make sense and compliment your silhouette, making it just that little bit more special.
Teddy has put her heart and soul into each Local Luxe Swim design, from sketching designs to sourcing the highest quality Italian fabrics, to creating strong swimwear cuts for the modern woman's wardrobe. Each of Teddy’s collections current and future collections aims to reflect and encapsulate this story.