Curvaceous Kiwi lingerie model Rachel Hunter is usually the one showing off new collections, but the statuesque 37-year-old called on a few fellow professionals this week to help her launch her new swimwear range.
The catwalk star was in her New Zealand homeland to present her new Lola line, which combines catwalk couture with beach culture. The collection, which features glamorous swimsuits and bikinis in colourful print designs and flattering cuts, looks set to help the leggy beauty make the transition from model to successful businesswoman, like her fashion industry peers Elle Macpherson and Caprice.
Rachel, who took to the catwalk in Auckland with her collaborator Megan Walls, says she was thinking of women of all shapes and sizes when she created the designs. "Size 12 and up women are by far the majority of the market, and I have an empathy with them," explains the size ten blonde.
Women in New Zealand and Australia will be the first to have the chance to snap up the colourful designs, when the clothes hit stores there in July.