British model David Gandy has launched his first range of swimwear for Marks & Spencer.
Following the global success of the David Gandy for Autograph underwear debut last year, the eight piece swimwear collection, designed and modelled by Gandy himself, is set to launch online and in over 100 stores across the UK and internationally next month.
The range includes swim shorts in navy, light blue, cobalt blue, marine, orange, red, black and houndstooth, all in a new slim fit shape, with a lower rise and shorter short.
Gandy was inspired images of Hollywood stars wearing swimwear in the 1960s and his love for tailoring, which he has incorporated by including side adjusters and contrasting buttons.
This is the first time M&S has launched a swimwear range in waist sizes, offering sizes from 28” to 40’’ for a more accurate fit.
Gandy commented: “The underwear collection has been really well received so launching swimwear this summer seemed like the next natural step.
“The shorter short and lower rise shape that we introduced for underwear has become very popular so I’ve introduced this for swimwear too and have created a collection that can be worn in the pool or as casualwear throughout summer."
Marks & Spencer director of menswear Scott Fyfe said: “David is extremely knowledgeable about style, and working with our swimwear experts he has created our most premium swimwear collection yet.
“He’s designed an exclusive new fit that’s more tailored than our current range, in a spectrum of eight colours, he’s incorporated extra design finishes and innovative fabrics creating a really stand out range that I think our customers will love.”