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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mr & Mrs Smith makes a splash with Frecobol Carioca


Singapore – Mr & Mrs. Smith, the travel club for hotel lovers, has teamed up with luxury lifestyle brand Frescobol Carioca, to create its first ever swimwear collection.

The limited-­edition capsule collection is released on 1 May to mark the beginning of Mr & Mrs Smith’s 15th anniversary celebrations.

Frescobol Carioca is a brand inspired by the golden age of Brazilian beachlife;; their tailored swimwear inspired by the colours of the Copacabana, Rio’s thrumming nightlife and its swirling sidewalk mosaics. Alongside clothing, their skilled marceneiros craft beautiful bats, surf and skateboards from hand-­collected driftwood and hardwood offcuts.

The four-­piece, resort-­ready Mr & Mrs Smith collection includes two pairs of classic chevron-­printed swim trunks, a linen beach towel, and a pair of wooden bats, all designed using Smith’s trademark red and navy blue to ensure a classic coastal look for beaches in Brazil and beyond.

A short film – and a set of stylish stills – shot on location in Rio by acclaimed photographer and art director Alex Bramall will accompany the launch of the collaboration. And the Frescobol Carioca team have hand-­picked their hotel hotlist for summer 2018 – a ‘Where to wear’ guide, if you will – which will launch simultaneously at The range will be on sale for a limited time at and at selected Frescobol Carioca stores from 1 May.

Mr & Mrs Smith co-­founder James Lohan said: ‘We always relish the opportunity to bring what we do to life and this swimwear collection is the perfect way to mark our birthday year with a physical product. Frescobol Carioca is a brand we’ve known for some time and the absolute perfect partner for such a collaboration: creative, stylish and devoted to the highest quality craftsmanship.’

Frescobol Carioca co-­founder Harry Brantly said: ‘Mr and Mrs. Smith and Frescobol Carioca share many of the same loyal clients, and it has been truly exciting to work on this capsule collection to celebrate the brand’s 15th anniversary. These exclusive pieces have been designed with the sophisticated traveler in mind, and to celebrate our common values of quality, luxury, and attention to detail. It’s been super fun to see them come to life on Ipanema beach on a scorching hot day!’


For more information, contact Mr & Mrs. Smith’s press representatives:

Caroline Pitt +65 92739011


Lynda Williams / +65 8111 0890

Download images of the Mr & Mrs. Smith x Frescobol Carioca collection here.

About Mr & Mrs. Smith

Mr & Mrs. Smith is the travel club for hotel lovers: an award-­winning boutique-­hotel booking service specializing in the world’s most seductive stays. Founded in 2003, there are now more than 1,000 boutique and luxury hotels in the collection, all hand-­picked and anonymously reviewed. With Smith, you’ll get the best prices guaranteed, free extras on arrival and round-­the-­clock service from Smith24, our in-­ house travel specialists. The collection now also includes luxury villas, bespoke itineraries, and unique experiences, too. Go to to browse and book.

About Frescobol Carioca

Launched in 2009, Frescobol Carioca’s luxury lifestyle collections are now available in over 250 of the world’s most exclusive boutiques, with three dedicated shops across London’s premier shopping districts (Marylebone, Notting Hill, and Soho). Our original graphic prints are inspired by the architecture and landscapes of Rio de Janeiro, in particular, the aesthetic legacies of Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx. Each hardwood frescobol bat is hand-­carved by artisans in Rio with sustainably-­sourced offcuts from the furniture industry.

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