Swimwear from Kowtow’s new collection. Images supplied.
Following the success of their debut swimwear collection last year Kowtow launch their second swimwear collection online and in stores today. The ethical label has always been art-inspired and this season creative director Gosia Piatek and her design team have drawn inspiration from artist Bruno Munari’s precise clean lines and geometric shapes. This translates to sleek silhouettes in black and chalk with rhythmic colour blocking drawn from Piet Mondrian, and vivid hues of red, green and cobalt (of course) are borrowed from the brilliant Yves Klein.
Kowtow are as big on sustainablity as they are on smart design and their swimwear is made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon as was their previous swimwear range. It is manufactured in Italy from regenerated nylon that is made from pre and post-consumer nylon waste material, including discarded carpets, plastic components and ghost fishing nets. ECONYL® is a game-changer for the fabric industry as it is produced within a closed loop, which means it can be recycled infinitely without loss of quality making it a truly sustainable fabric. As part of their commitment to working toward circularity Kowtow offer a take back programme for their swimwear, so customers can return it to the brand at the end of its useful life and Kowtow will continue the regeneration process.
Alongside the one pieces and separates of the swimwear 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. They complement the swimwear beautifully and are the perfect addition to your beach bag this summer.