By Andrew Asch | July 30, 2015
For Brooke Taylor Corcia, one thing missing from women’s swimwear was its version of the little black dress, so her pure-play e-commerce shop, The Dreslyn, headquartered in Los Angeles, worked with emerging lingerie label Land of Women to make it.
After five years producing the boutique swim trade event Salon Allure, Rick Fatzinger, the event’s managing partner, announced that his team will double the size of the event and rename it Hammock.
IMG, which used to organize the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim runway shows, puts the Miami Beach event on hold.
Raj Manufacturing—which produces swimwear under brands such as Ella Moss, Splendid, Hurley, Nautica and Reef—will add Oakley to its roster of licensed brands.
Andy P. Mooney, chief executive officer of Quiksilver, is leaving the Huntington Beach, Calif.–based surf giant.
The SIMA Image Awards honor achievements in the surf business, and the big winner for the SIMA Image Awards was the core surf shop.
Miami’s South Beach is always a prime destination for fashionable sun-worshippers, but for a week in December, the Florida hot spot shows off its artistic side during the annual Art Basel celebration of modern and contemporary art.
There’s another world, hidden in plain sight, said Lily Chehrazi and Benedict Barrett, owners and designers of the fashion brand Together California.
Constellation is upping the ante for marketing the popular beer, and its next step will be rolling out a women’s swimwear line bearing the Corona logo produced by Ingear Fashions Inc.
From weekend getaways to exotic island holidays, designers have plenty of chic inspiration for Summer.
Diane Biggs could be considered the long-reigning “Queen of the Bikinis.”
The music of tattooed rapper YG shot up Billboard charts in 2013. In 2015, he’s starting on a fashionable note thanks to a partnership with RVCA, one of the leading lifestyle, fashion and action-sports brands to come out of Orange County, Calif., in the past decade.
SwimSpot, the swimwear retailer owned by Raj Manufacturing, named Rose Jannuzzi senior vice president of operations.
Surf giant Quiksilver Inc. will open a location for its Boardriders Club store in Pasadena, Calif.
The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association has awarded hot new brands and veterans of the surf industry SIMA Image Awards for the past 12 years, and on Nov. 12, the trade group announced nominees for the 2014 SIMA Image awards and a new award category—the SIMA Honor Roll.
Surf’s up for dealmaking for action-sports and streetwear brands. In the past month, private-equity companies have announced investments in the brands and retailers in this market.