Four Of The Dreamiest Collaborations Between Fashion Houses and Luxury Resorts This Summer

If there’s anything better than a summer holiday, it’s a summer holiday with a designer edge. Discover four of the dreamiest collaborations between top fashion houses and luxury resorts this summer – beach bars have never looked quite so beautiful

1 Missoni x Nikki Beach Costa Smeralda

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Hello to all the blue hues. Missoni has just announced the opening of its new Missoni Resort Club in collaboration with Nikki Beach Costa Smeralda, in Cala Petra Ruja, Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The project combines Missoni’s signature style and vibrant colours with the beauty of Sardinia’s coastline.

Missoni has completely customised the area with various furnishing items and fabrics transforming every aspect of the beach club, from the umbrellas and sunbeds to the common areas – in short, it’s a blue-hued paradise.

Drawing inspiration from the brand’s iconic Missoni pattern, the resort club will showcase a colour palette of deep blue and ocean turquoise paired with vivid pops of emerald green. The project, led by Alberto Caliri – Creative Director of the Missoni Home Collection – sets out to promote the style and iconic nature of the brand worldwide through the personalisation of exclusive locations where it is possible to immerse oneself fully into Missoni’s lifestyle philosophy.

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2 Dolce&Gabbana x San Domenico Palace, Taormina 

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Can you please spell Gabanna? Just in time for its second birthday as a Four Seasons, San Domenico Palace, Taormina has unveiled its new poolside set up in collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana.  From now until the end of the 2023 season the Hotel’s iconic pool area and gardens will be decked out in Dolce&Gabbana’s “Blu Mediterraneo” motif, a deep blue and white pattern inspired by majolica pottery. 

Deeply rooted in the Italian south, this motif pays homage to Italy’s heritage in craftsmanship.The takeover involves a range of products from Dolce&Gabbana including umbrellas, towels, cushions, pillows, cabanas, trays, coasters and other decorative objects.  The setup would not be complete without a customized Granita Trolley dressed in blue and white from which the Hotel’s guests can enjoy an icy granita in classic flavours such as almond, coffee and lemon – the most delicious and stylish way to cool off from the hot Sicilian sun.

The iconic San Domenico Palace perched on a promontory above the Ionian Sea, first opened as a hotel in 1896 but was originally a Dominican monastery erected in the 14th century.  In July 2021, it reopened as a Four Seasons hotel after extensive renovation, making this season the Hotel’s third year of operations under the luxury brand’s banner.

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3 Giorgi Armani x Bagatelle Saint-Tropez

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In the heat of summer, nothing quite beats a visit to the South of France. Designed to offer a blend of fashion, fine dining and beachside bliss, Giorgio Armani has partnered with Bagatelle Saint-Tropez, the iconic French restaurant and beach club for an exciting collaborative experience.

An intoxicating mixture of style, cuisine, and Mediterranean allure, this collaboration promises a summer escape with an unmatched dash of Italian elegance and St-Tropez charm. Designer touches feature everything from umbrellas to bath sheets, cushions, and even beach games. What’s more, fans of brand can indulge with more than one sense – Giorgio Armani also brings his refined aesthetic to Bagatelle’s tables, infusing the enchanting venue with a slice of Milan’s high-lif and the Bellini Sbagliatto cocktail from Milan’s famed Emporio Armani Caffè.

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4 Dior x One&Only Desaru Coast

Heading to Malaysia this summer? Dior is taking over the sleek Ember Beach Club to showcase their coveted Dioriviera collection, paired with lifestyle animations at the idyllic destination.

One&Only Desaru Coast, the ultra-luxury all-suite resort in Malaysia, adds a touch of Parisian sophistication to the region this summer, as Dior saunters into tropical Desaru Coast with an all-new pop-up store and café for their Diorivieracapsule collection launch.

Available for just eight stylish weeks, Dior showcases tasteful expressions of the French art de vivre with a pop-up store and café at Ember Beach Club, imbued with contemporary signatures of the House. The landmark event marks the first time Dior and One&Only are coming together in Malaysia, both rooted in detailed craftsmanship, modern elegance, and a celebration of life. 

Named toile de Jouy Sauvage, this variation is deployed on iconic bags, such as the Lady D-Lite and the Dior Book Tote, on the lining of the new Lady Dior Wicker, but also on scarves and Mitzahs, as well as on the Dior Silk Top, promising an audacious allure for the summer.

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