Journey to Barbados.
When our team started to brainstorm the photoshoot for this year’s swim and summer collections, we knew the location was key. Where could we go to capture the right free-spirited, laid-back, vacation state of mind? Somewhere tropical, somewhere that feels like both a celebration and a breezy sanctuary. Somewhere like Barbados.
We packed our bags and flew across the Atlantic to the tiny eastern Caribbean island nation – land of stunning beaches, cruise-ship ports, 17th-century architecture and afternoons spent playing cricket. But of course the breathtaking landscape was only half of the equation. The true beauty of Barbados is found in its people. So we held an open call for local models, and we were thrilled to make so many new friends – including Sheldon, a Barbados native who was studying in Canada, but flew back to his homeland just to attend our open call. Luckily for everyone involved, he was exactly what we were looking for.
The next few days were a fun-filled whirlwind: snapping photos in various locations, mingling with locals, dancing to reggae, enjoying fresh fish and macaroni pie and plantains at beachside restaurants. We spent one day on a catamaran, drifting around the Caribbean until we docked at sunset – when the entire team jumped off the end of a small pier for a swim. What better way to wrap up such a dreamy getaway?