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On location with Sweaty Betty: Explore the Summer collection in Walchwil, Switzerland

posted on Friday, 27th March 2015 | find under 
When choosing allocation for shooting this year’s Summer collection, there were three key features on Sweaty Betty Founder Tamara’s checklist: beautiful lighting, uninterrupted natural landscape and abundant spirit. And there was no place more fitting than Walchwil, Switzerland, with its miles of countryside punctuated by nothing more than a remote teepee farm.

Teepee Farm Switzerland

Here in this rural Swiss sanctuary, our models practised yoga by the fire, grazed on wholesome hand-picked berries and enjoyed the liberating feel of playing in nature. Our yogi Lauren and runner Erika enjoyed a break between sets, jumping on trampolines and embracing the eccentric shoot location.

Festival Switzerland Sweaty Betty
Erika (left) wears the Flow Yoga Vest and Nidra Yoga Capris; Lauren (right) wears the Drishti Yoga Vest

It was this moment that inspired Tamara to try something new. Collecting flowers for their hair and shooting with the sun as a halo, the collection’s festival theme came into focus. Self-application metallic tattoos further completed the look; Tamara sporting her own above muddied UGG boots in true festival fashion.

Flash Tats Switzerland Sweaty Betty

For lunch, the farm served up fresh salads and stews, homemade garlic pesto and a generous tea selection – all sourced from the land, tying in beautifully with the collection's Natural World theme.

Teepee Farm Food Sweaty Betty

Nearby Lake Zug was also a serene location, its waters bending the light from the sun to cast a silver sheen over all that surrounds. Yogi Lauren enjoyed an inspired practice, taking a confident headstand and crow while balancing on a paddleboard. The only ripple in a moment of stillness was Erica’s accidental splash into the lake during her stand-up paddleboarding session – fortunately this took place after Sweaty Betty’s photographer captured the final shot of the day.

Sweaty Betty Paddleboarding Switzerland
Lauren (left) and Erika (right) wear Beach Sports - launching 7 May


That's a wrap. Tamara enjoys a spot of paddleboarding in the sun to celebrate another successful shoot.

Hopefully you’ll agree this stunning destination helped to breathe life into an already spirited collection. Find your favourite Summer pieces now.  
 
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