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Cuater: Putting Design Sizzle In Belts

By Andrew Asch | November 10, 2016

The belt has been the wallflower of most people’s wardrobes, said Robbie McKnight, but the humble accessory has design possibilities that few have seen.

2016 Newsmakers: Emerald Expositions Buys Swim Collective

Emerald Expositions LLC, the San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–based owner of Surf Expo and Outdoor Retailer, expanded its foothold in the swim and active businesses with the August acquisition of Swim Collective and its sister trade show, Active Collective, the Santa Barbara, Calif.–based trade shows founded by Shannon Leggett.

Speedo USA Gets a New President

John Graham, previously senior vice president of sales for Speedo USA, has been named to take over the job as president of Speedo USA.

PacSun Sheds Bankruptcy, Emerging as a Private Company

Five months after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Pacific Sunwear of California has been acquired by a San Francisco private-equity investment firm.

Mahoney named CEO at Manhattan Beachwear

Manhattan Beachwear named Kevin F. Mahoney chief executive officer of the Cypress, Calif.–based company.

Waterman’s Ball Goes Informal

Waterman’s Ball Goes Informal

The venerable Waterman’s Ball has been the backdrop to a wild style of surf looks for much of its 26-year history. But in 2016, it changed venues and took on an informal look.

Emerald Expositions Buys Swim Collective, Active Collective Trade Shows

Swim Collective and its sister trade show, Active Collective, have a new owner. Emerald Expositions LLC, the San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–based owner of Surf Expo and Outdoor Retailer, has purchased the Santa Barbara, Calif.–based show for an undisclosed amount from Shannon Leggett, the founder of Swim Collective and Active Collective.

Spring/Summer ’17-18 Essential Swimwear Silhouettes by Trendstop

Spring/Summer ’17-18 Essential Swimwear Silhouettes by Trendstop

Global fashion-forecasting agency Trendstop gave us its expert lowdown into the major swimwear trends for Spring/Summer ’17–’18—from key silhouettes to fabrics and finishes.

LA Swim

LA Swim

Swim and lingerie labels hit the runway at Los Angeles Swim Week as Miami Swim Week was closing.

Miami Swim Week: San Lorenzo

Miami Swim Week: San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo’s barely-there bikinis and one-pieces were rendered floral and feminine for the Spring 2017 line, which was showcased on the runway on July 17 at the Lycra Swim Salon at the W South Beach hotel during Miami Swim Week.

Miami Swim Week: Gottex

Miami Swim Week: Gottex

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Gottex introduced its Cruise 2017 collection on July 16 at the W South Beach hotel during Miami Swim Week with a mix of the brand’s classic style elevated with bold metallics and racy silhouettes.

Miami Swim Week: Hammock

Miami Swim Week: Hammock

This year’s Hammock runway show—held July 15 at the W South Beach hotel during Miami Swim Week—was a departure from the standard romp.

Miami Swim Week: ViX by Paula Hermanny

Miami Swim Week: ViX by Paula Hermanny

Rich, burnt colors, animal prints, and stripes were present throughout ViX by Paula Hermmany’s Spring 2017 collection, which featured swimsuits, accessories and ready-to-wear resort pieces on the runway at Funkshion Miami Fashion Week on July 15.

Miami Swim Week: Lee+Lani

Miami Swim Week: Lee+Lani

Los Angeles–based swimwear brand Lee+Lani debuted its 2017 line at a runway show on July 15 at Funkshion Fashion Week during Miami Swim Week.

Miami Swim Week: Cruise 2017

Miami Swim Week: Cruise 2017

Cruise 2017 swim season is underway in Miami Beach with a packed line-up of swimwear runway shows and trade shows.

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