Marble Surface
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Marble Surface

About the Brand

Gandhara was born in 2018 in Vicenza, the heart of Veneto, a region in the North-East of Italy famous worldwide for its stunning cities, its marvelous landscapes and the importance of its fashion industry. 

The name recalls the ancient kingdom of Gandhara; a reign that prospered thousands of years ago in a marvelous, remote area of central Asia located, nowadays, across Afghanistan and Pakistan. The reign, conquered by the army of Alexander the Great in the 4th century B.C., after his death gave the name to a mesmerizing art style - Art of Gandhāra - in which Persian, Indian and Greek elements mixed up. This ideal blend of different styles, and its great outcome, is behind the choice of this particular name for a fashion company: mixing different styles from around the world with Italian craftsmanship in creating superb garments. 

Indeed, Gandhara has been founded with the aim of creating high-end garments entirely made in Italy, with a particular focus on high-end, unseen swim shorts for men. Whose main feature is the use of sparkling patterns obtained through a complex print-process with an astonishing outcome. 

Gandhara relies only and exclusively on small and medium industries located in Veneto and in Lombardia; where every phase of the line production takes place. Creation, printing and dyeing of the fabrics; accessories; packaging; and, obviously, sewing: Gandhara is proudly a true made-in-Italy company. A pure expression of the superb skills behind the success of Italian fashion around the world. 

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 Must Haves Gandhara
Shangri La
  • Golden leaves, laid down on a deep blue.

  • Swim trunk made of 100% nylon, “Orange” quality: a higher quality soft-to-the-touch fabric, rubbing resistant and quick-drying.

  • High tenacity and resistance rope, made of 100% nylon.

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Mustang
  • An ancient, golden mandala, nestled in an intense red.

  • Swim trunk made of 100% nylon, “Orange” quality: a higher quality soft-to-the-touch fabric, rubbing resistant and quick-drying.

  • High tenacity and resistance rope, made of 100% nylon.

Oxus Burgundy
  • A warm burgundy, with blue, pink and yellow flowers to illuminate.

  • Swim trunk made of 100% nylon, “Orange” quality: a higher quality soft-to-the-touch fabric, rubbing resistant and quick-drying.

  • High tenacity and resistance rope, made of 100% nylon.

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Collection Inspiration

M O Y E N   Â G E 

Ladies and castellans, jesters and players, poets and minstrels.. Dressed up in gloudy and lively clothes while enjoying courtly life and medieval jousts. Feudal lords, counts, bishops, cavaliers, paladins, kings and emperors. Charlemagne and his descendants. Men-at-arms with fancy and shining armours, flags in the wind and colorful standards.

Middle Ages is not that dark and cruel period we can think of. Quite the opposite, it’s been an epoch rich of arts, culture and color. Of which France was one of the highest examples; a mesmerising land made of fascinating countrysides and villages, churches and castles. A world which was reviving after the Western Roman empire collapse; and heading to a glorious future. A world that lives today in the miniatures and the decorations survived time, weather and French revolution damages. We imagined to transfer these little, yet enormous art masterpieces on swim trunks for men. Et voilà.

 

S I A M 

Golden pagodas standing out in the sky, Buddhas of every dimension staring at you, swarming streets of smells and colors, slim and tall palms decorating white beaches and turquoise waters, a lush and multi-colored nature, a rich and centuries-old culture which reflects in his people’s attitude, in his variegated cuisine and in the splendour of his temples.

Siam. Ancient and unique land, remote and proud, spiritual and charming. The unique country in the South-Eastern Asia that has never been colonised. From the decorations of some of his holiest temples, true art masterpieces crafted throughout centuries, we took inspiration to give birth to swim shorts capable to blow your mind and that you can’t get enough of.

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