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Asian swimwear labels to beat the heat in: Pinksalt, Aprilpoolday, Ubu Swimwear and more

Asian swimwear labels to beat the heat in: Pinksalt, Aprilpoolday, Ubu Swimwear and more

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Text: Ryan Sng


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With the current searing temperatures in Singapore, our minds are understandably distracted by beachside reveries; and while the pristine coasts of Asia are far from underappreciated, swimsuit labels from the region are a little less known than we feel they ought to be. To redress this disparity, we're shining the spotlight on five Asia-based swimwear brands that will serve you, dear reader, excellently on your next splashy sojourn.

APRILPOOLDAY
In addition to having the most pun-tastic name ever, we're digging this Thai label's retro, slightly frumpy smocked sets. Fret not, glamour pusses, Aprilpoolday also trades in more conventionally attractive, brightly printed swimsuits.

 

 

PINKSALT
This strappy number from homegrown label Pinksalt will leave you with some funky tan lines, but eh — worth it.

 

 

SWIMWARE
The chunky hardware seen on the latest ensembles from Thailand's Swimware will appeal to those who feel a little under-accessorised in the water; unfortunately, unlike some, we're unlikely to recoup underwater, ugly-cry losses of expensive jewellery via masses of publicity for our reality shows.

 

 

UBU SWIMWEAR
Ubu Swimwear is the Singapore-based newcomer shooting for the (sustainable) stars with its recycled nylon and cotton pieces, which are made in Bali and Turkey— we'll be eagerly observing their next moves, and so should you.

 

 

SWIMSAIC
Forget received wisdom that advises minimising prints to 'reduce bulk' (ugh), and take up all the visual space in Swimsaic's dizzyingly patterned pieces.

 

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