The Dolores Cortés brand takes us back to the 30s through its new swimwear proposals for the summer of 2021. The collection references the city of Valencia during those years where the prestigious Balneario de las Arenas was opened. Artist Renau was commissioned to design the poster for this new space, one of the first outdoor constructions of this type in Spain.
The designer recreates two different environments within her collection, one inspired by the elegant day-to-day at the pool and the other much more sophisticated and nocturnal. For her more daytime proposals Dolores Cortés opts for navy prints that recreate architectural lines and very sporty pieces. Navy blue, white and red are the main colours of the chromatic range for next summer.
The more sophisticated pieces are filled with sparkling laminates and iridescent plastic details. Silver and mauve are the star tones of her more nocturnal proposals, which are decorated with embroidery that simulates the reflections of water, geometric openings and plays with transparencies.
The Balneario de las Arenas, designer Dolores Font Cortés’s inspiration, was the venue for the Spanish national swimming championships in 1935, an event to which she wanted to pay homage by presenting on the runway a swimsuit she created exclusively for the Spanish synchronized swimming team on occasion of their participation in the London Olympic Games in 2012 where they won the Silver Olympic Medal.