ABOUT


Pearl Diver Swim presents its debut collection of contemporary swimwear, developed and crafted in Sydney from easy-care, environmentally friendly fabrics made to last.

Created by designer and mother-of-three Claire Drake, Pearl Diver Swim came from Claire’s own experience searching for the right swimsuit after giving birth to her twins at 36, and wanting to be confident, supported, and comfortable on the beach. “When I really started thinking about Pearl Diver Swim,” Claire says, “I asked women how they felt in their swimwear and I heard some really heartbreaking comments. For me, this collection is about transcending those negative feelings and, hopefully, going some way towards making women feel really beautiful on the beach.” 

Training at the London College of Fashion and specialising in lingerie and contour design, Claire brings her thoughtful approach to the creation process and a consideration of diverse bodies to every Pearl Diver design.

At the heart of Pearl Diver Swim’s design ethos is an awareness of the fashion industry’s profound impact on the environment. Claire is committed to reducing waste at every stage of the manufacturing process, from creating patterns that minimise fabric wastage, reducing unnecessary plastic clasps and other hardware, to manufacturing locally in Sydney to eliminate the CO2 that comes from overseas transportation, and, where possible, every Pearl Diver Swim order will always be shipped in plastic free, recyclable and reusable packaging.

Pearl Diver Swim’s debut collection integrates classical swimwear shapes with couture construction techniques to create flexible designs that shape and sculpt the body. 

The collection of machine washable one pieces and diverse mix-and-match bikini separates means you can select or create the perfect suit to show off your favourite features, while giving you support where you want it. “All of our bikinis are offered in separates,” says Claire, “because I know that very few women are the same size top and bottom.”

With Pearl Diver Swim, comfort is a byproduct of knowledgeable, style-first design. The suits are constructed to minimise external stitches, for a super-sleek look. Soft internal rubbers at the leg lines gently hug your curves, without harsh gripping.

The hidden bust shelf in every style provides strong support and lift so there’s no need for restrictive underwires. There are no tight clasps either just great design that reduces the waste that comes from unnecessary accessories. No digging, no rubbing, just comfort.