Ah, Lake Como. The famed Italian locale that has been featured in many a movie, including the James Bond flick Casino Royale, and all the shots of fictional planet Naboo in Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones. Lake Como is undoubtedly picturesque and is really the definition of a summer getaway.
When it comes to accommodation within the area, nothing beats the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. The 119-year-old hotel has quite possibly the best view of the lake—which is why it's one of Italy's leading five-star hotels—and is opulent in every sense of the word. If its façade seems familiar, it's because it does bear a resemblance (or rather, the other way around) to that of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.
What better way is there to capture the essence of summer in Lake Como than to collaborate with the grandest hotel of the area? Sustainability-focused brand CDLP—the brand is known its use of sustainable fabrics in its line of underwear—has done exactly that. For its limited edition swimwear collection this year, CDLP looked to the Grand Hotel Tremezzo as inspiration. The laid-back, luxurious lifestyle that the hotel embodies, provides the perfect backdrop for the trio of swimwear produced.
The three core styles of the CDLP x Grand Hotel Tremezzo collection are: the Aperitivo swim shorts, the Piscina swim shorts, and the Riva swim briefs. The difference the two swim shorts in the collection is that the Aperitivo features a cleaner and seamless fastening, while the Piscina is more classic with its drawstring closure. And because the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is in such a gorgeous location, the rich colours are aptly taken and named with respect to the surroundings, namely Bellagio Blue, Como Blue, Navy Blue, Tremezzo Orange, and Alpine White.
But the best thing about CDLP, and this collaboration with Grand Hotel Tremezzo is the fact that the material used to create the swimwear is sustainable. Each piece is handmade using ECONYL®, which is a fabric that's derived from recycled premium nylon fibres sourced from fishnets and nylon waste. It would feel better knowing that the swimwear you're wearing, is made from by-products that would have affected the life in the waters you dip in if left unchecked.
Also, based on the campaign video below, they seem to be comfortable and cut at the right places too.