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.
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.