Wing Girl

On the fall of the bikini… But not really because Zanita and I shot some.

photo by Zanita Morgan

Lisa Marie Fernandez + Peter Pilotto Maillot Wing Wetsuit from STYLERUNNER

More often than not, bikinis just don’t cut it. There’s something about international beach and party cultures that have somewhat cheapened the humble two-piece from its Audrey Hepburn heights. Given my sportier inclinations in the past couple of months, this piece of wetsuited wonder (certainly my favourite against the sleeved version) has a whole lot going for it: enough shoulder (and definitely enough back) to be the coolest kid at a Miami Beach hoe-down, but with a little slick-haired superhero quality as I sit here watching and not understanding The Avengers with my kid brother who is actually seventeen. To cut a long story short, I’ve always adored Lisa Marie Fernandez’s impossibly flattering cuts and Peter Pilotto’s print genius, so a lovechild of the two is the king to driving swimwear as outerwear, or just general jungle frolicking here at Sri Panwa.

And on that note, I’m going to get back to watching Robert Downie Jr fly around in a super suit. And you should check out the full swimwear shoot of mine with Zanita right here.

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Margaret Zhang 章凝 is an Australian-born-Chinese director, photographer, consultant and writer based between New York and Shanghai. Since establishing her website in 2009, Margaret has gone on to work with global brands including CHANEL, UNIQLO, Swarovski, YEEZY, Bulgari, Gucci, MATCHES, Under Armour, and Louis Vuitton in a wide range of capacities both in front of and behind the camera, while completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney. Margaret’s directing, photography, and styling has been employed by the likes of VOGUE, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NYLON, Marie Claire, GRAZIA and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40, and her work has been recognized as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index for the past four consecutive years. She went on to be the first Asian face to cover ELLE Australia. In 2016, she co-founded BACKGROUND, a global consultancy for which she specialises in Western-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-Western cultural bridging for a range of luxury, lifestyle, and brand initiatives. In 2017, she exhibited a series of 39 unseen photographic works as a solo show in Sydney, and premiered her first short film – a 15-minute exploration of her visceral relationship with classical music on both performance and abstract planes – to critical acclaim.

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