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DESIGNER PROFILE

Getting Energized With Vitamin A by Amahlia Stevens

By Deborah Belgum | July 7, 2016

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

Quiksilver Announces Bankruptcy Exit

Surf giant Quiksilver Inc. plans to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by Feb. 8, it was announced on Jan. 28. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the Huntington Beach, Calif.–headquartered company’s plans for reorganization. The bankruptcy was declared in September 2015.

Speedo USA Dives Into Innovation and Technology

Speedo USA Dives Into Innovation and Technology

Speedo USA has gone through a lot of changes lately.

For Love & Lemons: Contemporary Swimwear With Lingerie-like Details

For Love & Lemons: Contemporary Swimwear With Lingerie-like Details

Sexy, low-cut dresses have been a specialty of Los Angeles–based brand For Love & Lemons, said Laura Hall, one of the designers for the brand, which has been sold at high-end specialty stores such as American Rag Cie, Elyse Walker and Planet Blue.

Giejo: Sustainable Fashion With an Edge

Giejo: Sustainable Fashion With an Edge

Gabby Sabharwal took her fashion marketing and public-relations experience and applied it to launch a swim brand, Giejo which mixes runway inspiration with street style to create pieces that can be worn on and off the beach.

Hackwith: Swimwear That Embraces All Shapes

Hackwith: Swimwear That Embraces All Shapes

When Lisa Hackwith launched her swimwear company, Hackwith Design Co., in 2013, she had a mission to produce quality, sustainable, locally made clothing.

Art Basel: Arts & Culture

Art Basel: Arts & Culture

The art world and Miami street style converged in December during the annual Art Basel modern and contemporary art festival in Miami Beach.

Swim Trends

Swim Trends

Swim Trends: Swimwear—On The Beach And Beyond

LaJolla Strikes Deal with Roark Revival

LaJolla Strikes Deal with Roark Revival

Irvine, Calif.–based La Jolla Group has formed a joint venture partnership with The Roark Revival in which La Jolla Group will provide Roark with “the tools, staffing, financial management and structure to scale their business seamlessly.”

Newsmakers 2015

Newsmakers 2015

The people and events that made the news in 2015.

Newsmakers 2015: Swim Collective Launches Active Collective, Garners Competition from Cabana

This was a big year for Swim Collective, the 4-year-old Southern California trade show. In January, the trade show launched a companion event, Active Collective, which featured activewear and athleisure lines showing alongside Swim Collective’s swimwear brands.

Newsmakers 2015: Quiksilver Reorganizes

One of the innovators and major companies of the surf business, Quiksilver Inc., wiped out this year.

Petri Joins …Lost Holdings

Leading surfwear and fashion company …Lost Holdings announced that Rick Petri, a surf-industry veteran, will join the company as its president on Dec. 1.

SIMA Image Award Nominees Announced

Surf Industry Manufacturers Association has presented its SIMA Image Awards for 13 years, and on Nov. 11, it announced its slate of award nominees for work done in the past year. Winners will be announced Feb. 11.

Oaktree Capital Working on Buying Quiksilver

Oaktree Capital Management, the Los Angeles–based investment firm, is ramping up its effort to buy Quiksilver Inc. out of bankruptcy.

Hurley Steps Down as CEO of Hurley

Bob Hurley is stepping down as the chief executive officer of Hurley International.