Based on a carnival of colour and kitsch prints, mixed with a little inspiration from Ann Margaret, Charlotte Rampling and Catherine Denueve, comes the new Anna & Boy swimwear collection. A little kooky 60s in style, it lends itself to a trend of coiffed, over-sprayed hairdos, and ladies at resorts sitting poolside, all made up.

This season the Anna & Boy collection includes prints in an eclectic mix of bright colours and pastels, with a touch of Ken Done about it.

The shapes are about well fitting swimmers, with details, so there are laser-cut frills, flowers and keyholes cut-outs. The clothing and beachwear is designed for ease of wear (soft cotton basics, wide leg pants and flowing floor-length dresses), ‘cos when you’re poolside or at the beach, the last think you want is to be stuck in your clothes.

Buy online or at Arabella Ramsey and Cyberia in Melbourne.