We’ve all done it: checked into a hotel to discover that somehow, despite our best intentions, our swimwear never actually made it into our suitcase. Under most circumstances this is a nuisance, as it involves a trip to the nearest town and the compulsory purchase of the only pair of swim shorts that you can find. If you happen to forget your swimwear on your next visit to the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on the shores of Lake Como, however, you might just be glad that you did.
That’s because this week sees the launch of a highly desirable new swimwear line made in collaboration with the hotel by the Stockholm-based underwear label, CDLP. The range, which comprises both swim shorts and briefs, comes in a palette of colours inspired by the stately Art Nouveau hotel and its surroundings: the blues of the sky, the lake and the hotel’s pool, the white of the far-off, snow-covered peaks of the Grigna mountains, and our pick of the bunch, the signature orange of the hotel’s canopies – a vibrant shade aptly named “Tremezzo Orange”.
One of the core principles of the CDLP brand is sustainability, so it’s no surprise to hear that this new swimwear line is environmentally friendly, too. The material used to make it, ECONYL®, is sourced from fishing nets and nylon waste collected from the oceans.