When two fashion labels with opposing aesthetics meet ends, it’s bound to raise the level of doubt and scepticism. You either expect a one-sided collaboration or a forceful mix of two styles.

However, shutting the critics and blending ingredients together, swimwear label We Are Handsome has collaborated with British brand Ben Sherman for a capsule collection for spring 2012 / summer 2013.

Putting quality into first gear, this limited edition range of swimwear and beach dresses has a classic Ben Sherman feel to it. And this becomes clearer after you look at the prints in the collection: the classic Sherman checks, a cloud-kissed blue sky over golden corn fields and the sightings of London’s most famous architecture, the London eye and Big Ben. These insanely British references are married to the sophisticated cuts made famous by the Aussie swimwear label.

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We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12

If not in the pages of a high-end fashion magazine, then this collection has the visual capacity of being seen on a yacht just off the Croatian land. It’s classy, glamourous and everything you want from a luxury swimwear range.

If the man is wearing his finest Ben Sherman threads, then the woman has an equally sexy ensemble to complement it; ideal for a his & hers wardrobe.

The range will be exclusively released across Ben Sherman stores, Australia-wide, in November. You can view the full We Are Handsome X Ben Sherman collection at the gallery.

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Shitika Anand is a freelance journalist, based in Sydney, who is addicted to coffee, vintage boutiques, bright-glitzy earrings and British stand-up comedy. Her bank account weeps every time she walks out of a shoe shop, but her shoe rack throws a 'welcome home' party for the new member. Her undying love for words is obvious when she narrates her entire life story to a stranger on the train. Which is partly the reason she's resorted to writing. When not blogging, she can be found in a corner of her nearest bookshop, hiding under a monstrous pile of international fashion magazines. You can read more of her work on her personal site, Sweet Dreams in my world.