W’s Swimwear Capsule Collection Gets Electric

  • The Chrysaora Mens Board Shorts (US$150)

    The Chrysaora Mens Board Shorts (US$150)

  • The Chrysaora String Scoop One-piece (US$175)

    The Chrysaora String Scoop One-piece (US$175)

  • The swimwear was inspired by W's Asia Pacific retreats, such as the Maldives, here pictured.

    The swimwear was inspired by W's Asia Pacific retreats, such as the Maldives, here pictured.

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Despite limited shape and size, the right swimsuit can really pack a punch. Case in point: W Hotels & Resorts’ latest fashion collaboration with Australian swimwear brand We Are Handsome. Known for their fierce, wildlife-inspired designs—Beyoncé owns one of their panther-adorned suits—the husband-and-wife team behind the brand’s statement poolside attire translated the aquatic exoticism of W’s Asia-Pacific retreats into a pair of swimming trunks for men and a scoop-back one-piece for women, printed with a fluorescent image of plankton and jellyfish floating in a starry night sky. Night swimming, apparently, looks quite chic in the light of day. Gabrielle Lipton

This article originally appeared in the April/May print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“In the Swim”).

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