No matter what the weather is like where you are, it's always the season for swimwear somewhere in the world. Candid's Fashion Editor Thomas Falkenstedt guides us through his favourite shorts from Mocha Salt.
For some of us, the beach is a utopian dream, but soon enough, we will be soaking up sun. Planning ahead is important. The Mocha Salt SS18 ‘Rising Sun’ collection draws inspiration from Japan, giving a modern take on traditional dyeing, embroidery and fabric-weaving techniques.
The swimwear prints are based on shibori, a traditional Japanese manual-resist dyeing method, where cloth is bound, stitched, knotted or twisted before being dyed. The result is a collection of indigo patterns, with superimposed bamboo leaf patterns and geometric shapes.
The summer shorts are crafted from carefully-sourced high-quality fabrics from Japan, with a focus on durability and comfort. Mocha Salt is introducing a lightweight cotton in a chambray weave, and a innovative linen-tencel that combines the best of both fabrics in a durable, breathable pair of shorts.
The luxurious, tailored tencel crew neck T-shirts come with traditional cross-stitched detailing. Using high quality DMC mercerised cotton thread, all cross-stitching is done by hand in a meticulous, time-intensive process. Mocha Salt specialise in stylish summer wear that can be worn anywhere, blending European sophistication with carefree Aussie cool. All products are created in Sydney workshops, specialised in traditional menswear tailoring, to guarantee quality and workmanship.
The T-shirts are a wardrobe staple featuring a clean silhouette and curved hem, designed to make you look good and feel even better.
The linen shorts are cool to the touch, lightweight and luxurious: leisurely summer shorts made from Japanese linen-tencel, cotton and Italian linen. They feature Riri zippers and corozo buttons that are renowned for their smooth, heavy feel. Try them on and you may never take them off.
The swim shorts are made from premium Japanese and Spanish fabrics that are light in the water and quick- drying out of it; quality swim shorts in a contemporary cut. Finished with patented snap buttons and self-locking zippers, durable German-made thread and mesh-insert pockets, Mocha Salta shorts leave the sand on the beach, a feature many of us will appreciate for sure.
Check out the entire collection on Mocha Salt's homepage.
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