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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.

Koru: Kiwi-Inspired

Koru: Kiwi-Inspired

Koru Swimwear is based in Florida but inspired by New Zealand. Founder Julie Stine drew on her New Zealander heritage when she named her swimwear collection for the Maori word for “spiral,” which symbolizes new life, hope, spiritual growth, purity and peace.

Kacey|Shana: From Beach to Poolside to Yoga Studio

Kacey|Shana: From Beach to Poolside to Yoga Studio

The Kacey|Shana collection is designed to adapt to an active lifestyle that may include swimming, surfing, lounging poolside or hitting the gym.

Australian Label We Are Handsome Relocating to L.A.

Australian Label We Are Handsome Relocating to L.A.

We Are Handsome designers Jeremy and Katinka Somers launched their swimwear collection in 2009 with an emphasis on the couple’s shared love for travel, design and “the occasional tropical adventure.”

SIMA Image Awards Names Roark Revival ‘Breakout Brand’

SIMA Image Awards Names Roark Revival ‘Breakout Brand’

Roark Revival was named the Breakout Brand of the Year at the SIMA Image Awards.

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.