W Retreats in Asia Pacific has shaken up the fashion scene once again with its latest collaboration with Australian designer swimwear label, We Are Handsome.

Created with W Hotels’ guests in mind, the exclusive capsule collection takes inspiration from the electrifying nature and glowing marine life surrounding the four W Retreats in Asia Pacific including W Retreat & Spa, Maldives, W Retreat Koh Samui, W Retreat & Spa Bali, Seminyak and the soon-to-open W Goa.


The swimwear capsule collection will feature We Are Handsome’s signature women’s scoop one piece and men’s boardshorts, which are unique to the collection.

The limited edition swimwear is now available via We Are Handsome’s website and W The Store at all W Retreats in Asia Pacific.

“When it comes to fashion, W Hotels is all about energy and discovering the unexpected and this collaboration brings that spirit and attitude to life. We Are Handsome’s disruptive design draws on the electrifying marine life surrounding each of the properties, perfectly capturing the unique style and vibrant personality W Hotels is renowned for.”

Arnaud Champenois, Asia Pacific Senior Brand Director, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc


Katinka and Jeremy Somers, owners and founders of We Are Handsome, spent time at the W Retreats in Bali, Koh Samui and Maldives to draw inspiration from the properties and W Hotels’ guests.

The result is a vibrant custom design, an interpretation of the colours, textures and glowing elements of the W Retreats and their natural surroundings at twilight, featuring a combination of a Chrysaora jellyfish and different hues of electrifying blues and purples.


Stunning W Maldives in Campaign Photoshoot


W Retreat & Spa Maldives provided the backdrop for the capsule collection photoshoot, which featured former Australia’s Next Top Model winner Amanda Ware and up-and-coming Korean model Byeon Woo Seok. We Are Handsome’s shots showcase the unique, luxury and playful personality of the island and lifestyle of W guests.


A behind-the-scenes video of the shoot

What do you think about the new collaboration?