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Surf Expo Brings Together Brands, Buyers, Changemakers for Good Business

By Dorothy Crouch | February 3, 2022

At its recent January edition, the Emerald-produced board- and ocean-sports show Surf Expo returned to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., welcoming buyers, brands, ocean conservationists and those who embrace the surf and beach culture.

Los Angeles Swim Week Returns to L.A.

Los Angeles Swim Week Returns to L.A.

Art Hearts Fashion has announced it is set to host Los Angeles Swim Week June 11–14.

Ruby Ribbon Debuts New Swim Collection

Ruby Ribbon Debuts New Swim Collection

Reentering the swimwear market after a hiatus, women’s intimates, shapewear and athleisure brand Ruby Ribbon recently debuted its new collection in the category.

Active Collective and Swim Collective Set the Tone for a Positive Year

Active Collective and Swim Collective Set the Tone for a Positive Year

The Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., was the site of the Swim Collective and Active Collective shows Jan. 10–11.

Swim Is In at California-Lifestyle Brand Bella Dahl With New Launch

Swim Is In at California-Lifestyle Brand Bella Dahl With New Launch

Known for its cool Southern California style, Los Angeles women’s brand Bella Dahl took a plunge further into the Golden State culture as it launched its first swim collection.

Newsmakers 2021: Fashion-Forward Swiminista Focuses on Protecting the Earth

Newsmakers 2021: Fashion-Forward Swiminista Focuses on Protecting the Earth

At the beginning of 2021, Andréa Bernholtz, founder of the Calabasas, Calif., swimwear brand Swiminista,forecasted how consumers would begin moving away from the seclusion that defined 2020, drawn outdoors by nature’s beauty.

Boardriders Inc. Appoints New Global Chief Operating Officer

Boardriders Inc. Appoints New Global Chief Operating Officer

Boardriders Inc., the company that designs, produces and distributes apparel under the brands Billabong, DC Shoes, Element, Quicksilver, ROXY, RVCA and VonZipper, has announced the appointment of Deborah Palmer Keiser as global chief operating officer.

Surf Expo Supports Watersport and Beach-Lifestyle Communities

Surf Expo Supports Watersport and Beach-Lifestyle Communities

During its Sept. 9–11 run, event producer Emerald’s Surf Expo show returned to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

At Faena Forum, Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Brings the Heat

At Faena Forum, Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion Brings the Heat

During its run July 8–11, Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion showcased designers whose garments epitomized the atmosphere of the hot, provocative edginess for which the city is known.

With Production in L.A., Bromelia Swimwear Brings Brazilian Confidence

With Production in L.A., Bromelia Swimwear Brings Brazilian Confidence

Two years after launching her company in Rio de Janeiro, Bromelia Swimwear founder and native Angeleno Lauren Quinn decided a move to her hometown would be best for the brand and relocated after launching the swimwear line in 2018.

A Diverse Range of Brands and Representation at Paraiso

A Diverse Range of Brands and Representation at Paraiso

The Paraiso Miami Beach celebration of swimwear and resort fashion returned to its on-site schedule during Miami Swim Week, as industry insiders welcomed a long-awaited return to the beachside runway to become immersed in sun, surf and the business of selling swim.

Versatility and Sleek Designs Unite With Empathy in Unify the Ties

Versatility and Sleek Designs Unite With Empathy in Unify the Ties

Artist Taylor Nassar understands the importance of employing art to heal mental-health challenges. As a young woman, Nassar struggled with her mental health and body image, eventually employing her artistic talents as a method to cope. The need to create evolved into Nassar’s brand, Unify the Ties, a San Diego swimwear label that launched in 2017 and relied on the artist’s inspiration from growing up near the beach, which yielded designs based on her own artistic works.

Andréa Bernholtz Embraces Yacht Life With New Swiminista-Lacroix Collection

Andréa Bernholtz Embraces Yacht Life With New Swiminista-Lacroix Collection

A devotion to luxury and sustainability drove Andréa Bernholtz as she launched her latest collection under The House of Christian Lacroix x Swiminista collaboration. The Yacht Life collection is a celebration of vibrancy through striking colors and flattering cuts yet maintains the Swiminista mission to ensure women feel confident when wearing the brand’s pieces.

Breaking Body-Image Boundaries, Curvy Beach Affords True Size Inclusivity

Breaking Body-Image Boundaries, Curvy Beach Affords True Size Inclusivity

Former actor Elizabeth Taylor had seen enough resistance to sexier bikinis in the expanded-size swimsuit market to know that she wanted to change the narrative surrounding designs for curvier women.

Circling the Globe, Yarn Movement Shares Glimpses of Perfect Getaways

Circling the Globe, Yarn Movement Shares Glimpses of Perfect Getaways

This season, the summer of 2021 will be held to high expectations as the beach bound and poolside loungers venture out for sand, surf, sun and showing off their swim fashions, such as this Yarn Movement look that was shot in Tanzania.

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