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Fashion: Swimming Pool

| July 17, 2014

Prepare for a chic getaway with Cruise ’15’s bright, eclectic mix of swimwear. Here are some of the hottest looks to wear poolside.

Flirty and Cool

Flirty and Cool

Fans of the HeartSoul juniors line will soon find a collection of swimwear and coverups following a licensing agreement between Gardena, Calif.–based Big Strike, owners of the HeartSoul brand, and Miami-based swim maker In Gear Fashions Inc.

Comfort, Confidence and Summer Memories

Comfort, Confidence and Summer Memories

When sisters Colette Callister, Jennifer Anderson and Nicole Bruderer decided to create a collection of swimsuits for women of all sizes, the three drew inspiration from their summers spent as lifeguards and swim instructors in the local pool followed by lime rickys at a local burger joint.

A Brand Between Land and Sea

A Brand Between Land and Sea

Designer Irene Sultan’s swim collection, Manglar, pays homage to her Latin roots and cultural upbringing and more than 30 years of experience in textile and fashion manufacturing.

Creative Cooperation

Creative Cooperation

Venezuelan-born sisters Maria and Lucia Rivas were inspired by fashion since they were young, and the two moved to the United States to continue their education at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

Islands in the Stream

Islands in the Stream

Designing swimwear and running a swimwear company are worlds apart. So why shouldn’t a swimwear designer’s studio be a world apart from corporate headquarters? Many are.

Los Angeles Swimwear Maker Belusso to Make Colorful Splash in Miami

Los Angeles Swimwear Maker Belusso to Make Colorful Splash in Miami

Inspired by the luxe beaches and resort lifestyle of the French Riviera and coastal Florida, Belusso was established six years ago in Los Angeles.

Quiksilver Posts 9 Percent Drop in Net Revenue

Surf giant Quiksilver Inc. reported declines of 9 percent in net revenue for its second quarter for fiscal 2014, released on June 2.

The Surf Shop In a Town With No Waves

The Surf Shop In a Town With No Waves

Seventh Wave Surf Shop attempts the seemingly impossible. It’s a surf shop in a town with no waves. Its specialty is showcasing independent surf brands looking for space in a very crowded market.

PJ Salvage and Beach Riot Form Joint Venture

P.J. Salvage, the Irvine, Calif.–based sleepwear, intimates and lifestyle brand, formed a joint venture with Costa Mesa, Calif.–based swimwear brand Beach Riot and named former RVCA executive Mark Tinkess as Beach Riot president.

Billabong Names New COO

Jeff Streader was recently named global chief operating officer for surf giant Billabong. Streader will be based in the Irvine, Calif., offices of the Australia-headquartered surf giant.

Volcom Names New Global Creative Director

Volcom, one of the surf/skate and lifestyle world’s most prominent labels, recently named Mike Aho, a veteran graphic designer and filmmaker for Volcom, its new global creative director.

Swim Collective Moves Back to Huntington Beach in August

Swim Collective, the 5-year-old West Coast swimwear show, will return to the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, Calif., for its Aug. 12–13 run, then move to the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., in January.

Obituary: Hobie Alter, 80

Obituary: Hobie Alter, 80

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, 80, passed away March 29 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was one of the innovators of the sport of surfing and also opened one of California’s first surf shops.

Slater Leaves Quiksilver

Slater Leaves Quiksilver

After more than 20 years as the public face of Huntington Beach, Calif-based surf giant Quiksilver, Kelly Slater is changing teams.

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