Embark on a journey of discovering luxury beach & resort wear brands 2018. Each week a new brand will be under our spotlight, providing you with all the necessary style inspiration for looking elegant, while jet-setting the globe.
De La Vali
Pink City Prints
Jessica Russell Flint
What do you get when you combine an unquenchable desire to jet-set and an insatiate necessity to look effortlessly cool while doing so? Asceno. The brand draws upon inspiration from the early 90s laid-back tomboy spirit, combined with immaculate tailoring to produce, a sophisticated and timeless collection. Asceno is renowned for its use of vibrant prints, and bold stripes. The desirable used of colour combined with fluid sand washed silk produces pyjamas and premium swimwear which are perfectly elegant for luxuriated globetrotting.
Asceno is worn by those who boldly and confidently travel the globe. Asceno is favoured by some of the world’s most stylish; Kate Hudson to Rita Ora to Lucy Williams to Cate Blanchett, Asceno continues to erode the line between lounge and ready-to-wear, in the form of sophistication.
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By Rory’s affection for Cloe Cassandro is formed through a shared love of Bali. It is this love of Bali that inspires Cloe Cassandro’s ethical luxury beachwear brand. Cloe’s pieces are manufactured by local, talented Balinese artisans. In order to produce a collection full of all things handmade, hand dyed and hand printed. At the forefront of Cloe Cassandro’s designs is the Balinese tradition of batik arts that communicates the famous warm-spirit of those who execute pieces.
The Brand’s ideology is one of simplicity: timeless design, incorporating the most stunning silk chiffon fabrics produced ethically to the highest standard. It is easy to see why Cloe’s elegant hand dyed silks have been a popular choice within the By Rory boutiques since the brand burst onto the scene.
Make sure you check out By Rory’s partnership with Cloe Cassandro, these collaborative pieces are a thoughtful reflection of Cloe’s best sellers in the stores, adding in the By Rory signature print as well as some of Cloe’s classic prints with a new twist.
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Figue (pronounced “Fig”) was born from a combination of love of travel, and a willingness to showcase talented artisan work from around the world! Creative Director Stephanie von Watzdorf is globally inspired, to create a globally produced collection, using her artistic and global heritage as her muse.
Figue’s collection draws on original prints combined with layered textures, embroideries and hand-embellishment to create a “gipsy-meets-jet-set spirit”. Ready-to-wear handbags, shoes and jewellery are at the centre of Figue’s current collection. The result is a season-less brand, that is as luxurious as it is bohemian, that By Rory are confident you will love!
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40 years after being first established by her Mother, Antonia Zander still to this day work closely with the original Italian family-owned manufacturing companies, to constantly produce the highest standard of clothing.
Since starting in 1980, Antonia Zander has expanded from using only the highest quality cashmere, to other quality fabrics, such as silk. The company strives for the highest standard of sustainability and transparency, which is achieved through materials sourced from Italy and manufactured in Europe. Antonia’s collection is made up of items which are designed to stand alone and make a statement. Most importantly to enhance the style created by the customer, regardless of time and pretensions.
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In 2012 two friends created the brand Rotten Roach, whose love for wearing a t-shirt outweighed any other garment; whether they were attending the gym or a black tie event. With the ideology that the t-shirt is your own canvas and a chance meeting with artist Hugo Guinness – who now creates all the artwork for the collection. Rotten Roach was born.
The brand originates from New York City (a city we have been told is infested with roaches). The brand has since relocated to London and brought the infestation with them: be ready for your home to be invaded. They’re a super breed of New York roaches, which have been born from the dirty streets. Sneaking into luggage, with the goal of taking over London and beyond. These roaches are hungry and only art and fashion will fill the hole. Warning! You can not exterminate these roaches, so might as well join them!
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Producing a collection of breezy summertime wardrobe essentials, since being established in 2007 in London. Star Mela has become a thriving business, boasting 500 stockists. The brand celebrates warm weather dressing, inspired by the world.
The brand Star Mela was born through a mutual love of travel and fashion, which started when ex-fashion buyer Amanda met former Danish fashion model Kirstine, who has a sales background as well (not just a pretty face then!). The Brand is run by the two friends from a gorgeous light-filled west London studio – with the goal of creating fresh, refined, and most importantly elegant summer clothes and accessories (at reasonable pricing, might we add). The popularity of Star Mela is only furthered by their constantly growing social media following.
Kirstine and Amand state that working on Star Mela together is their “dream job”, and looking at their Instagram account I think many people would agree through envious, gritted teeth. The account is filled with all year round sunshine – no wonder the girls and so upbeat and positive! Which so clearly shows through their collections.
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Inspired by the charming beauty of Ibiza, Jana Sascha and Laura Castro created the fashion label De La Vali. Drawing upon their Ibizan heritage led the duo to create a unique style, which is reflected in their distinctive and captivating collections.
De La Vali pieces are influenced by the free-spirited and bohemian vibe, which Ibiza is renowned for. Each piece from the brand’s collection is bold and empowering, in a feminine and sensual style. Everything De La Vali produce is impossible to ignore and instantly recognisable, as a product of their unique and captivating style.
Since their beginning, the brand has grown from strength to strength with no sign of slowing down. Featuring an array of bold form-fitting dresses, flowing feminine evening gowns, delicate prints, statement jackets alongside beautiful and versatile tops. We believe each piece from the De La Vali collection is made for romantic occasions, full of moments of beauty. The Spanish flare and adventurous silhouettes produce a womenswear collection that stands out to us, sealing a place in our heart.
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After graduating from Glasgow School of art, Molly Russell moved to Jaipur, India. Where she now works closely with skilled artisans, from block printers, and indigo dyers, to weavers and embroiderers, Overseeing the entire project from beginning to end. Molly believes India is the perfect place for her brand, due to its rich culture of craft forms, allowing her to always find new processes to use in her collections. These inspirations bring her senses alive, leading to her desire to revive the dying art of craft.
Pink City Prints’ embroidered dresses take three days to complete, and block printing a will take less time (unless affected by the seasonal weather in India). Only the finest natural fibres are used during the manufacturing of Pink City Prints: cotton, hand-loomed khadi cotton, and silk. Next, each piece is finished by hand. Molly believes this allows, everything Pink City Prints produces to come to life with a unique quality.
Not only is everything Pink City Prints produces unique and beautiful, it is also extremely ethical! Each workshop ensures a high standard for its workers, which is subjectively vetted by Molly. Employees get treated with care and respect; something Molly saw as vital while starting Pink City Prints. Each artisan works 8 hours a day, with 3 breaks a day. The salary is double the minimum wage, and the factory possesses an open door policy. So Molly can check these standards are being upheld whenever she pleases
On top of this, Pink City Prints works with local women’s centres to increase opportunities for them, teaching embroidery so they can earn themselves a living!
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Hansine was born out of a passion for travel and fashion, a passion that owner Hansine Johnston has had since a young age. With deep Greek, Danish and Irish family roots, which made for a very adventurous nature, leading her to many far-flung destinations and gorgeous beaches.
Hansine Johnston’s passion for all things stylish and original fuelled an interest in fashion. This lead to a career amongst some of fashion’s most desirable brands. Since then, she has produced her own beautiful look, mixing unusual patterns and textures. The result is a modern bohemian aesthetic that makes up her debut collection of resort wear.
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Serena Bute has ample experience when it comes to fashion design, designing clothes for almost thirty years! Although only recently has she put her name on her designs. Perhaps as a result of simply finding herself, after all, she has lived a full and compelling life. The label “Serena Bute” represents her experience, through a professional and personal collection of beautifully, luxurious silk shirts and trousers.
By Rory owner, Rory Shearer has teamed up with the effortlessly easy silk brand created by Serena Bute to produce an exclusive collaboration. These limited edition colourways were chosen by Rory and will be available throughout his stores in Quinta do Lago, Portugal, within his boutique in the exclusive Marbella Club Hotel and online at www.byrory.com.
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Quality and comfort are at the forefront of the Dundas London ideology, with this being done through the fabric. They have selected the finest quality linen from local and sustainable sources, exploring far and wide across 70 countries to achieve this. This excellent quality is a result of a tight weave hand in hand with a high thread count. Dundas London produces a fabric you can really get behind, or better, into.
Dundas London has done notably well to date, their “quintessentially British” design has been worn by many stylish fellas, Prince Harry is one, (cant of done the brand any harm) along with Levison Wood and Novak Djokovic, as well.
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Pitusa was established in 2010, based upon the idea of providing comfortable and high-quality beachwear at an affordable price. Their focus is on continuously producing collections that empower women, in partnership with lighthearted aesthetics that can be worn while on the beach or travelling the city streets.
The inspiration, in which Pitusa draws upon is the beauty that all women have to offer, from all cultures of the world. Pitusa uses the most elegant Peruvian and Indian cotton, in partnership with gorgeous vibrant colour palettes along with their signature Inca trim. Another way in which Pitusa empowers women is through their employment, predominantly employing women-owned ateliers, in Peru, Bali and India. All Pitusa garments are manufactured under ethical and fair trade working conditions, adding to the reason why we love the brand here at By Rory.
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Since its launch in 2013, the original KIINI swimsuit has become eponymous with its name, the bikinis are crafted using techniques Ipek Irgit learnt during her creative upbringing, and her many years within the fashion industry.
Kiini has made a name for itself in the beach and resort wear industry, which can be attributed to the unique design and brand voice. This has allowed Kiini to quickly gain the attention of fashionistas, generating a cult-like social media following. Also being worn by countless celebrities such as Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, Bella Hadid to name a few.
Who is Varley? Varley is a lifestyle brand who puts performance first, focusing on technically innovative fashion-forward appeal, which caters for the modern woman. Based in London and L.A. allowing them to perfectly blend London’s cosmopolitan elegance with Los Angeles’ active lifestyle.
Varley’s design process is driven by performance while keeping their pieces timeless and wearable, which you will come back to time and time again. They aim to differentiate themselves by solving problems for the modern athlete and achieve this through innovation, quality and superior product performance. A multi-tasking lifestyle is what also inspires Varley, focusing on form and function, which will aid you in the school-run to the office, from the ballet barre to the boxing ring, Varley knows the modern women’s routine has a changeable nature which requires high-performance comfort with a fashion-forward aesthetic.
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Spiritual gangster is a movement to join “ancient wisdom with modern culture”. The brand is inspired by yogis, athletes, musicians and artists worldwide. The collections they produce encourage the high vibrancy practices of living in gratitude, giving back and choosing happiness. In summary, spiritual gangsters mission is to inspire the best out of you, positivity, generosity, kindness, and connectedness, with this goal in mind the brand states: “May all beings everywhere, be happy and free”.
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Jessica Russell Flint is a British designer and illustrator, who creates unique hand drawn, hand painted, illustrated pieces, including vegan leather accessories to her newly launched beautifully bold silk clothing and an expanding range of homewares.
Jessica is inspired by life’s quirkiness, with a love for bold colours and texture, her style is both vibrant and unusual. The brand was conceived by transforming the ordinary into something unique and desirable.
“Mixing British Heritage inspired themes with contemporary colours and bold designs, the whole ethos behind the brand is to make the most of life, to embrace colour, and to think outside the box, The brand goes by the motto: Life in Colour”.
All Jessica’s creations are limited edition, which means there is no sign of mass production. In addition, the brand is constantly updating the products and designs, which keeps the range exciting and fresh!
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Sisters Sandra & Karla, founders of contemporary label MORÉ NOIR, graduated from Central St. Martins and Istituto Marangoni. Fashion aside, a love for film, music, photography, interior design and all things beautiful brought them to establish their own resort wear line in late 2016.
Inspired by a carefree life by the sea, their pieces fuse timeless silhouettes with silky embellishments and playful embroidery to deliver a collection of beautifully crafted contemporary classics designed for modern muses. A nod to their native Bulgaria, the name stands for the Black Sea they keep coming back to.
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