In 2011 two sisters, Karla and Candice Rose, quit their jobs to create the ultimate beachwear brand, Zulu and Zephyr. They began work out of their Bondi Beach sunroom and they sold their clothes at the Bondi Markets each weekend. From there the label went online, then into a few boutiques, and now has over 90 stockists internationally.
Between the two sisters, their experience and skill set was the perfect combination, attributing to the success of Zulu and Zephyr. Candice has a background in marketing and journalism, having previously worked as a magazine editor and in events. Perhaps this is one of the reasons Zulu and Zephyr always has such beautiful campaign imagery and content! Karla had worked as a designer for some pretty big names in the fashion industry, with clients such as David Jones. Together, the vibrant and exciting clothing label from Sydney was born.
Zulu and Zephyr is a youthful throwback, inspired heavily by photos of their mum in the 70’s and 80’s. The nostalgic vibe of the brand is translated in the unique use of print and colour, silhouettes that are bold yet relaxed, and textured fabrics that will withstand the toughest of wear.
Both Candice and Karla are mothers themselves, as well as business owners and beach bums. Their brand is a reflection of who they are as people. The word “Zulu” evokes a feeling of strength and power with reference to the Zulu people in South Africa. “Zephyr” on the other hand is lightweight and floats with the wind. Zulu and Zephyr truly is a brand that celebrates the awesome strength of women, while allowing for a laid-back, easy lifestyle.
Zulu and Zephyr is the ultimate label for a beach to day time look. This is the label to go to for swim wear and easy throw on pieces after your morning swim. Start with their signature Harness Bikini, and you’ll be hooked!