On the heels of designer Thierry Lasry’s collaboration with the W Paris-Opéra comes the announcement that another designer William Tempest will create a line of swimwear for the W Barcelona. The beaches and architecture of Barcelona have inspired the collection which includes a splashy bikini and a pair of swimming trunks.
“I was inspired by the dynamic spirit and incredible location of W Barcelona, right next to the beach. I wanted to design an original pattern that reflects the energy as well as the fresh, playful, avant-garde and lively personality of W Barcelona, whilst evoking its bold style and effortless glamour, all the things my red carpet creations are well-known for,” the designer said, “Having visited Spain as a child on many family trips, I have really fond memories of the city. The colors for the design were taken from the blues of the sea and the yellow of the sand. The mosaic print was inspired by Barcelona’s iconic, Gaudi architecture.”
Lucky guests staying at the W Barcelona’s WOW suite will receive the swimwear as a welcome gift, however even if a Spanish sojourn is not on the cards for you, you can purchase the collection online for €195 ($212) per item.
[Available at – W-Barcelona]