'Anyone can be a swimsuit model': Knix's latest swimwear campaign features real models at home during quarantine

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Knix's latest swimwear campaign features Canadian TV personality Jillian Harris (far left) and influencer Sarah Landry (far right) as well as 25 real women from across North America. (Images via Knix/Instagram).

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Knix’s latest swimwear campaign took a creative turn when their plans for a beachside photoshoot were altered by COVID-19.

The Canadian intimates apparel brand had plans to introduce their latest collection of swimwear with a photoshoot in Tulum, Mexico, featuring body positive influencer Sarah Landry (The Birds Papaya) and TV personality and interior designer, Jillian Harris. In addition, the size-inclusive brand had also launched their second North American casting call, and had received more than 11,000 applicants from real Knix customers vying to join Landry and Harris in this year’s empowering campaign.

With plans for a photoshoot of any kind officially off the table, Knix went back to the drawing board. The new plan? Select 25 real women from the 11,000 applicants, equip them with some modelling tips suit from their latest collection and have them take their own photos at home. From backyards and swimming pools, bath tubs and bathrooms, the change resulted in the campaigns most authentic “photoshoot” to date.

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“At Knix, we’ve always believed that anyone can be a swimsuit model,” the brand said in a statement. “And these women definitely proved that.”

Jillian Harris wearing Knix's South Beach Scoop Bikini Top and the Bondi High Waist Bikini Bottoms in black. (Images via Knix).

The collection features one-piece and two-piece swimsuits for women sizes 0 to 22. Each piece features Knix’s signature smoothing silhouette made from four-way-stretch fabric, ensuring a figure flattering fit that won’t dig into your shoulders or waist.

We’ve gathered some of our favourite pieces from the new collection to help inspire your next look for summer!

Clearwater Peekaboo One-Piece

Knix.

The cut-out detail elevates this supportive one-piece, available in four different colours.

SHOP IT: Knix, $115 CAD

South Beach Scoop Top

Knix

Mix-and-match pieces from the latest collection, including the ultra sporty South Beach Scoop Back featured in a tropical print and the matching Bondi High Rise Bottom.

SHOP IT: Top, $65 CAD

SHOP IT: Bottom, $50 CAD

Tamarindo V-Neck One-Piece

Knix.

A classic v-neck one-piece made with a supportive underband for extra bust support.

SHOP IT: $115 CAD

Eleuthera Peekaboo Top

Knix.

Snag the metallic gold detail of the one-piece in a colourful bikini top made with added bust support so you can feel confident and secure.

SHOP IT: Top, $65 CAD

SHOP IT: Bottom, $50 CAD

Laguna Tankini Top

Knix.

A v-neck style tankini top is the perfect compromise for those who want some extra support and tummy coverage with figure flattering ruched detail along the bodice.

SHOP IT: Top, $80

SHOP IT: Bottoms, $50

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