The Report | Issue 95
Limited Edition Deep Tropics

Premium in nature, limited in number

As summer heats up, our deep tropics collection steers resort wear away from topical brights to a new sumptuous realm of rich jewel tones, complex exotic prints and alluring moody blacks.

Craftsmanship, considered swim cuts to new colour ways; we spoke to Gavin Gage, Head of Design & Creative about what makes the Deep Tropics collection so covetable.

What is the overall aesthetic of this collection?

Deep Tropics takes on a darker feel with rich jewel tones and complex print motives - creating an aesthetic that is both vibrant and moody for the height of summer.

What was the inspiration & motivation behind the swim pieces?

The swimwear collection was designed with the motivation to provide beautiful and functional swimwear. Inspired by thoughts of distant tropical destinations the colour, print and silhouettes have a distinct resort feel.

What are the benefits of swimwear fabrications?

The swim pieces are made from differing jersey qualities; soft neoprene assists with structure on the body whilst simultaneously providing form for sculptural elements. Rich jewel tones are made only more striking in our imported Lycra from Italy which holds colour so beautifully with a unique lustre effect.

What are key fabrications for resort wear this season?

Our key fabrications include natural and breathable fibres such as linen, silk and viscose. These fabrics provide a sense of ease and maintain an effortless feel important to a resort collection.

How was the hero exotic motif created?

The exclusive print design was purchased as art and converted into the beautiful digital yardage design you see across the swim assortment in apparel and accessories.

Any styling suggestions?

Consider taking pieces and working them back in to your current wardrobe. The kaftans over denim jeans and tops look great for more urban outfitting solutions. Similarly, the maxi skirts and wrap tops have the ability to live beyond swim and resort dressing and have the ability to be worn perfectly for evening and sunset drinks. The collection has a true sense of versatility.