Launched in 2005, Bimba y Lola is a Spanish-based label, famed for its colourful and quirky collections. Its widespread appeal lies in the accomplished irreverence with which it executes its designs. Take this pink swimsuit with cartoon bananas, for example. Only a brand as comfortable with kitsch as Bimba y Lola could make this design work. The pale shade of pink gives it a retro, almost worn look, while the oversized fruits are a fun, eye-catching graphic. Founders and designers Uxia and Maria Dominguez reference nature, art and film among their inspirations. And just in case you’ve ever wondered why the brand motif is a greyhound, it’s because Bimba and Lola are the names of their pet dogs.
Bimba y Lola swimsuit, €50
Bimba y Lola, Calle de Serrano 22, 28001 Madrid, +34 91 576 1103