3 Travel Essentials Inspired by the W Retreat & Spa in Vieques
What happens when three fashion designers visit the W Retreat & Spa in Vieques? A limited-edition selection of resort-friendly essentials inspired by their Puerto Rican getaway. The collaboration, called The Wet Deck collection after the hotel's pool, is part of a partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Incubator program, which supports up-and-coming designers. Shown here are the pieces Isa Tapia, Sara Beltran of Dezso, and Misha Nonoo created exclusively for W Hotel.
Shoe designer Isa Tapia added a vibrant beach-inspired suede to her Playa espadrilles ($295), while still showcasing her signature swirls. A handwoven bracelet from designer Sara Beltran of Deszo mimics the ocean’s reflection as the sun sets. From Misha Nonoo, a cotton kaftan ($325) whose vibrant color was inspired by the Puerto Rican sunset. Not only is the piece indicative of Nonoo’s feminine and flirty designs, it also follows her own packing philosophy: “When preparing for a trip, I look for easy, packable pieces that are versatile enough for the beach but can transition to casual evening affairs,” she says.
The pieces will be offered exclusively online at W Hotels the Store and at W South Beach and W Fort Lauderdale beginning this month.