dominique elissa x bond-eye

about the collection

A celebration of secret beaches, sunset swims, + diving into la dolce vita, the bond-eye x Dominique Elissa collaboration transports swimmers to the cool waters + dramatic cliffscapes of Amalfi, Italy.


Inspired by Elissa’s dreamlike travel aesthetic paired with unbridled authenticity, the range maintains bond-eye swim’s DNA for strong silhouettes but contrasted with Elissa’s aura of freedom.

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The collection is crafted in Australia from our authentic tubular bound crinkle fabric + features 10 exclusive designs incorporating arresting asymmetrical cuts, low-scoop backs + classic plunging necklines in colours not seen in any bond-eye range before it.


Select from bold chilli pepper, cool evergreen + vivid savoy hues, each chosen to match Elissa’s magnetic personality.


Shot on location at Hotel Luna Convento, each image in the campaign invokes the spirit of a life lived fully.

meet dominique

tell us a bit about yourself

I choose early mornings over late nights, matcha over coffee and summer over winter.  

I am a full-time model and content creator. I started modeling when I was 15 and it’s been a dream job. I feel extremely lucky to get to do what I love every single day.

I am addicted to traveling. I believe in experience over materialistic things any day of the week.  

what was your inspiration for the colour palette + the cuts?

These colours are confident and vibrant, and this is how I want you to feel when you are wearing these pieces. I love high waisted bottoms; they are so flattering on all body shapes. I wanted to create pieces that could be worn by anyone, and anybody.  

savoy blue
chili pepper

what do you love about the new styles you created?

If I could describe my wardrobe, it would be colourful and fun. This collection embodies how I love to dress all summer long. Each piece can be mixed and matched in so many ways, they are both feminine and edgy all in one.  

If you know me, you know I live in short shorts. I created the Dominique short to be both a larger bikini brief and a mini short. I love styling this set with oversized shirts and a colourful wedge or sandal.

The Elissa dress is my favourite piece from the collection. The iconic bond-eye material allows you to make it as long or as short as you like. I love wearing it as a mini with converse to dress it down, or sleeking my hair up with some heels to head out for some Aperol spritzes with the girls.  

what is the vibe / type of woman you designed for?

A confident woman! Nothing is more beautiful than confidence.  

The older I get the more I am letting go of what others think of me. I want the girl who wears these pieces to own the room, embrace her journey and story and feel proud to just be here. This collection is designed for anyone who wants to show up as their best self, and who wants to embrace their individuality.

how do you style your Dominique Elissa x bond-eye pieces?

99% of the time you will see me in a bikini. I wanted to create pieces that could be styled from day to night. I love wearing an oversized shirt on top of the Dominique shorts and Scout top to make it a full look. The Rico One Piece looks incredible with a pair of mum jeans and a statement belt. I’ve even worn the Elissa dress with boots and a blazer because it hasn’t been warm enough in Sydney yet to wear it on its own!  

Living sustainably is a big part of my life, and this played a role in choosing what pieces I wanted in the collection. These pieces aren't designed to be worn once, they are timeless and durable to last.  

tell us a bit about your photoshoot in Italy

Organising the shoot in Italy was a dream come true. The Amalfi coast is my favourite travel destination. I love the zest for life the locals have, and I really wanted to embody this energy for the campaign. Hotel Luna located in the town of Amalfi was the perfect location, with some of the best views you can get.  

I chose my good friends Jess and Kuz to shoot the campaign. Working with friends is something I really value because they have your best interest at heart. With their help, my vision came to life and I couldn’t be prouder of how everything turned out.

why did you choose to work with bond-eye?

I have been lucky to model with bond-eye for a number of years now. Every time I shoot with this brand, I am in awe of the quality of the fabrics and the vibrant colour palette. I also adore the creative team, we always have the best time on set.  

When bond-eye approached me, my entire face lit up! I couldn’t have dreamed of a better brand to align myself with. bond-eye’s passion for adopting more sustainable practices is another important reason why I wanted to work with this brand so much.  

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