ASB MAGAZINE: In June 2020 Rip Curl released the first-ever Interactive Bikini Fit Guide. Shot on the women behind the brand, the guide is designed to offer a whole new shopping experience for bikinis. In this video, Rip Curl reveals the making of the Interactive Fit Guide – a behind-the-scenes look at the women who helped pull it all together.


“When we had the idea of creating the Interactive Fit Guide, we put a local call-out for talent. We wanted to celebrate our community and show everyday women,” says Ash Reader, Associate Creative Director at Rip Curl.


“This invite extended to our crew, and the Women’s Design Team put their hand up. They believed in this idea so much and knew how important it was, and even though the idea of modelling was daunting they all wanted to be a part of it. We created this behind-the-scenes piece to give our audience some insight into how the Fit Guide came about, and also to put real faces and personalities to our swimwear.”


This short four-minute video piece is an all-access, backstage pass to the Rip Curl brand. To the women who not only design on swimwear, but who also believe in the product enough to pull themselves out of their comfort zone and into the limelight, in front of the lens.


“Consumers are more conscious now than ever, not only about who makes their clothes but also who designs them,” continues Ash.


“Rip Curl is a global brand with talented crew in each major region throughout the globe, and I hope viewers can take away how much time, passion and love goes into every piece of swim we create. The women who work on our design team think about our customer, always, and continually are finding ways to be more inclusive and accessible.”


The Interactive Fit Guide is a part of Rip Curl’s latest global swimwear campaign, “Summer Looks Good On You”. “The aim of the campaign is to celebrate the diverse group of women within Rip Curl,” says Ash. “From our athletes located all over to the world, to the women who design our products.”


Jump behind the scenes with Rip Curl’s female design team as we tackle the making of the Interactive Bikini Fit Guide