By ANOUSZKA TATE
It’s been a long day. There are still emails to reply to and press releases to write. The spring sun might be slowly starting to smile on us but it still feels out of reach, teasing you with its potential as you glance up at the sky from behind the office windows. Realistically, the only stunning sunset scene you’re going to see today is the one on your Google Mail background. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let the warmth wash over you…
You’re in Marrakech, or Malta, or Mustique. There’s streaming sun and soft sand, and, filling your days with kayaking and cocktails, your only care in the world is what cover up to wear as you swan around your tropical paradise. And you don’t even have to worry about that, because this summer, Lotty B has got our cover ups covered.
I am so lucky living on Mustique to be surrounded by so much beauty’, designer Lotty Bunbury tells us. ‘From diving for sand dollars to watching the colourful fishing boats coming in I never have to look very far for inspiration’. In an age where technology generally dominates printed designs, Lotty prides herself on still hand painting each and every print. Despite the beautiful print work having purely aesthetic considerations, Lotty is also extremely mindful of both the cut of the garments and their practicality: ‘they must be easy to wear on the beach and feel cool in the heat!’
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