By Deborah Belgum | July 5, 2018
With a new chief executive at the helm, Lunada Bay is stepping out with some new labels in the mix as the Southern California company continues to grow.
With fringe and lace, Joyce Azria plans to bring French flair to her new California swim line.
After 13 years of helming lingerie and swim departments for brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Guess, Sharleen Ernster wanted to make her own design statement.
Vivek Agarwal joined a swimwear club he wishes weren’t so exclusive.
For Seven ’til Midnight, the third time is the charm when manufacturing swimwear. The lingerie manufacturer introduced a boutique swimwear line years ago, but the company’s focus was forced to shift when the economy crashed.
After moving to New York from Stockton, Calif., Diane Walker studied design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. A 15-year career in creating private-label designs for brands gave Walker a solid foundation for launching the swim and activewear company Sweenie Manufacturing Corp. with Stacey Demar, a membership director at theChelsea Piers Sports Center.
As an active woman who has a larger bust size, Shilpa Rajpara’s mission was to create swim styles for women who need supportive, attractive designs. Reflecting on her career spanning 14 years, she remembers trying to introduce designs that would make women more comfortable in swimwear.
California Apparel News Contributing Photographer Tim Regas checked out the sandy scene to capture the latest looks in beachwear.
From feminine frills to sportswear-inspired cover-ups, designers are delivering the hottest trends for Cruise ’19.
Manhattan Beachwear, one of the largest swimwear manufacturers in the United States, said it will be designing and distributing women’s swimwear for BCBGMaxAzria and BCBGeneration. The collection will launch globally for Fall 2018.
Billabong International’s last day of trading on the Australian Securities Exchange was April 9, bringing an end to a major round of acquisitions in the surfwear market.
After Boardriders’ 54-year-old chief executive disappeared off the coast of southeast France on Jan. 30, the Southern California surfwear company has named his replacement.
Rescue operations in the south of France were called off in the search for Pierre Agnes, the 54-year-old chief executive of Boardriders Inc., the parent company of Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes in Huntington Beach, Calif.
With the announcement of Boardriders Inc.’s purchase of Billabong International, the surf business’s two biggest rivals are now on the same team, which means people in the surf industry are asking whether the deal is going to be a wave that lifts all boats or if it is going to be a wipeout.