That Dapper Chap shows us the new range of swimwear from Marks & Spencer designed by British super model David Gandy
Marks & Spencer announces the next stage in its exclusive men’s David Gandy for Autograph collection –
Swimwear. Following the global success of the David Gandy for Autograph underwear debut last year, the
eight piece swimwear collection, designed and modelled by the world’s only male supermodel David
Gandy, is set to launch online and in over 100 stores across the UK and internationally this summer at the
beginning of June 2015
|The plain red swim shorts £25|
|Designed by David Gandy|
David Gandy says: “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 casual wear throughout summer.
I was inspired by images of Hollywood
stars wearing beautifully made swimwear in the 60s, and by my love of tailoring which I’ve incorporated in
the detail by including the use of side adjusters, contrasting buttons and also the hounds-tooth print which
has become a signature of the range.
I’ve enjoyed putting the collection together and I’m excited to be able
to offer a more premium range of swimwear at high street prices.”
Scott Fyfe, Director of Menswear, Marks & Spencer, says: “After the success of the David Gandy for
Autograph underwear and loungewear collection, it made sense to expand the collection into swimwear.
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”.
|Tailored fit, quick dry dogtooth swim shorts £25.00|
|A closer look at the dogtooth swim shorts|
David Gandy has worked closely with M&S swimwear experts to develop a collection of eight swim shorts
in navy, light blue, cobalt blue, marine, orange, red, black and hounds-tooth, all in a new exclusive slim fit
shape, with a lower rise and shorter short. Bright colour and pattern are particularly popular swimwear
styles at M&S, so David was keen to include a new bold colour palette, as well as his signature houndstooth
David has included his love of tailoring in details such as side adjusters, contrasting buttons and
a discreet hounds-tooth print on the inside of the button fly. This is the first time M&S has launched a
swimwear range by waist size offering sizes from 28” to 40’’ for a more accurate fit, usually only found on
tailoring. The swim shorts are made with innovative Quick Dry technology to speed drying time, as well as
being sold with a drawstring water resistant bag. David Gandy for Autograph swimwear offers the most
premium swimwear styles to date at M&S menswear, and all at £25.
|Tailored swim shorts in plain blue|
All David Gandy for Autograph Swim Shorts are available for £25 and are now available in selected UK stores and online. The swimwear will be available online and in over 100 stores across the UK and Ireland.