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Kowtow Launches new Sustainable Swimwear in Time for Summer

Despite what the weather forecast might be telling us currently, summer is just around the corner which means it’s the perfect time to start hunting for swimwear that is going to see you through the sun-soaked season. Much to our delight our favourite homegrown sustainably minded brand Kowtow has released a covetable swimwear collection just in time for summer.

This season Kowtow has turned to the precise lines and geometric shapes of Italian artist Bruno Munari to inspire the collection. The Kowtow swimwear collection features wearable sleek silhouettes in a captivating colour palette. 

New collection colours, black and chalk lay the foundation for rhythmic colour blocking drawn from Piet Mondrian, and vivid singular colours of red and notably, cobalt are borrowed from French artist, Yves Klein.

To accompany the collection, Kowtow has designed two limited edition sarongs, which are hand-loomed by a small group of artisans in India using fair trade certified organic cotton.

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The collection has been created with Kowtow’s sustainable philosophy in mind as every piece in the collection is made from  ECONYL regenerated nylon. Manufactured in Italy, ECONYL® regenerated nylon is made from pre and post-consumer nylon waste material, including discarded carpets, plastic components and ghost fishing nets. It is produced within a closed loop, which means it can be recycled infinitely without loss of quality.

Kowtow also has a take-back programme in place for their swimwear which means once your Kowtow swimwear reaches the end of its useful life you can return it and the regeneration process will be continued.

The Kowtow swimwear collection is available online here and in-store now.

Find out more about Kowtow and its founder right here. 

Giambattista Valli x H&M Collection Takes to the Runway in Rome

Fashion designer Giambattista Valli returned to his birth town to unveil his collaboration with H&M over the weekend. Pieces from the highly anticipated Giambattista Valli x H&M collection came to life on a runway in Rome as one of the city’s historial landmarks – Palazzo Doria – formed the backdrop for the breathtaking show.

“I created my fashion house in Paris, but I proudly claim my Roman origins: my heart will always belong to the CittĂ  Eterna, and this is why I chose Rome for the show and in particular Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. With its eclecticism, Rome has integrally shaped my views and personality. It was wonderful to see it all come to life in my hometown,” says Giambattista Valli.

The timeless, ageless and effortless pieces of the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection came to life on a pink runway that featured a mix of models and personalities, including street-cast Romans. The show ended in a spectacular grand finale led by Kendall Jenner in the now-famous red dress worn in the campaign for Giambattista Valli x H&M. Guests included Troye Sivan, Sofia Carson, Alexa Demie, Halima Aden, H.E.R, Chiara Ferragni, Cameron Monaghan and Chris Lee, all dressed in looks from the collection.

“Hosting the Giambattista Valli x H&M launch event in what was a genuine Roman night full of fun and glamour with a “Dolce Vita” spin, was absolutely delightful. The spirit of this unique collection came to life in rooms full of historic splendour, as the new wave of Valli Girls and Valli Boys walked the runway, ready to take over the night and the streets”, says Ann Sofie Johansson, creative advisor for H&M.

The Giambattista Valli x H&M collection will be launched in selected H&M stores worldwide on November 7. 

Discover our favourite looks from the runway show below.