Memories From The Maldives

Souvenirs Memories From The Maldives

Not that we’re looking for a Cast Away situation, but wouldn’t it be nice to get stranded on a desert island for a bit? Of course, it’d have to be a desert island with fresh cocktails, pristine waters and friends that are more interesting than a talking volleyball. The Maldives islands are the perfect backdrop for that dream escape, filled with unique souvenirs to remember your stay. From crafts made by local artisans to swag from W Retreat & Spa – Maldives to an ultra-dreamy swimsuit collab with We Are Handsome, it’ll be a hard trip for you (or Wilson) to forget.


The Angle Maldives W Hotels Souvenirs Escape


  • We Are Handsome x W Retreat & Spa – Maldives swimwear
  • WHATEVER/WHEREVER luggage tag
  • W Maldives martini shaker
  • Postcard with painting by Duncan Hannah
  • W’s Tropical Playground mix by DJ Paul Rees
The Angle Maldives W Hotels Souvenirs Escape


  • Handwoven Maldivian sarong
  • Hand carved miniature drums
  • Banana leaf fans


MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 18: Designers Jeremy Somers and Katinka Somers pose backstage at the We Are Handsome show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 at Raleigh Hotel on July 18, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images)

Jeremy and Katinka Somers, the husband-and-wife designers behind Australian swimwear brand We Are Handsome, visited the Maldives for an exclusive photoshoot of their newest collaboration with W: a mystical jellyfish bathing suit inspired by the glowing properties of W’s exclusive island escapes in Asia Pacific including W Koh Samui, W Bali – Seminyak, W Maldives, and the soon to come W Goa.


We caught up with the couple on their travel must-haves, their personal style and some insider tips on the fashion trends that are about to take off.

Their personal style:

Katinka: Relaxed and functional with a hint of tomboy. I love clean lines translated through well shaped garments and natural fibers.

Jeremy: Designer Dad: very plain and 30 something designer like – a little nerdy.   



Their favorite pieces of clothing as kids:

Katinka: Dungarees and a cotton T-shirt.  

Jeremy: I had a black jacket with red flames on it. Hot.



And now:

Katinka: Nothing beats a moto leather jacket, a well-fitting pair of jeans, a crisp white T-Shirt and cool sneakers.

Jeremy: I wish I still had that flame jacket! I do have a cherished red checkered shirt that is for special occasions only.



Where we can find them on a Friday night:

Katinka: With our friends, either at home or out at dinner.  



If you’re going to buy them a drink, it should be:

Katinka: Hendrick’s G&T or an Aperol Spritz.

Jeremy: A bespoke, small batch gin and tonic.



A song they have stuck in their heads:

Katinka:  Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.” It’s just so catchy!

Jeremy: There’s some awful song about champagne showers… gah!   



Favorite city for shopping:

Katinka:  Paris!

Jeremy: Tokyo  



Three packing essentials:

Katinka:  My sketchpad, Aesop travel kit & a bit of knowledge of the local language.

Jeremy: Earplugs, headphones, clean socks.



Their style icons:

Katinka: Margaret Zhang, every day!

Jeremy:  Tom Haverford.



An Insider Tip on what fashion trends or labels to look out for:

Katinka:  I adore Dion Lee – he has mastered the art of structured and well thought out pieces and Sarah & Sebastian for jewelry.   

Jeremy:  Watch out for tech in fashion, more than just wearables, but in t-shirts, active wear and almost everything you can think of – tech is about to take over how we look at fashion.



Buy the W Retreats x We Are Handsome Swimwear Collaborations here.