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Emerald Expositions Buys Swim Collective, Active Collective Trade Shows

By Alison A. Nieder | August 12, 2016

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.

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.

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.

Getting Energized With Vitamin A by Amahlia Stevens

Getting Energized With Vitamin A by Amahlia Stevens

Designer Amahlia Stevens’ swim collection is designed, sourced and produced in Southern California with an eye toward fit, fashion and sustainability.

Swim Trends: The Beach Scene—Cruise 2017

Swim Trends: The Beach Scene—Cruise 2017

Swimwear designers are turning up the heat as they head to Miami to debut Cruise ’17.

Waterwear Cruise 2017: Rainforest Retreat

Waterwear Cruise 2017: Rainforest Retreat

Inspired by exotic vacations to locales from the Amazon and Southern Yucatan to Indonesia and sub-Saharan Africa, the tropical rainforest serves as the backdrop for innovative and beautifully designed swimwear.

Waterwear Cruise 2017: Textile Trends

Waterwear Cruise 2017: Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Amaiò Swim: Cross-Cultural Collection Inspired by Couture

Amaiò Swim: Cross-Cultural Collection Inspired by Couture

Samantha Khoury, the designer of Los Angeles–based Amaiò Swim, spent her early years traveling between the east and west coasts of the United States as well as France and Lebanon. This cross-cultural and cross-continental upbringing informs her recently launched swimwear collection, which is also inspired by Khoury’s studies in studio fine arts, literature and fashion design.

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