There’s nothing quite like beautiful, luxurious swimsuits to herald the arrival of Summer, especially not when they are from the brand that oozes quiet French sophistication, Hermes.

Go luxe for Hermes’ SS2012 swimwear

For Spring Summer 2012, designer Christophe Lemaire channelled four distinct themes for the swimwear collection, namely Solids, Graphics and two archival prints, the Thalassa and Vent Portant.

Go luxe for Hermes’ SS2012 swimwear

The collection is comprised mostly of one-piece maillots that are as chic as they come, but look closer and you’ll notice that the devil is in the details, take for example, cotton twill ropes as straps.

Go luxe for Hermes’ SS2012 swimwear

So if you’re in the market for luxury swimwear at its best, one that you’ll show off to everyone else at an ultra-exclusive resort in the Maldives, Hermes is surely your best bet.

Look out for these to hit stores after March, but for now, there’s still time to decide which design you rather have.

Hermes is located at Liat Towers, Takashimaya, Scotts Road and Takashimaya.