SWIM-SURF

Quiksilver’s McKnight Steps Down

By Andrew Asch | October 15, 2014

Bob McKnight, founder of surf giant, Quiksilver Inc., will retire from his position as executive chairman of the Huntington Beach, Calif.–based company

Cherokee Acquires Tony Hawk Brands

Cherokee, the Sherman Oaks, Calif., company that has a stable of brands that include Cherokee, Carole Little, Liz Lange and Sideout, bought skateboard-centric brands Tony Hawk and Hawk from Quiksilver in a deal that closed on Jan. 10.

All Star Execs Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp to Helm New Surf Brand

All Star Execs Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp to Helm New Surf Brand

The newest women’s label in the surf industry will be run by an all-star team.

Eden Eco and Little Eden: Eco-Friendly Swimwear for All

Eden Eco and Little Eden: Eco-Friendly Swimwear for All

Emily Fioravanti is inspired by her years living in Santa Cruz and surfing iconic West Coast surf spots.

All-Star Surf Execs Naude, Fry and Rapp to Helm New Brand

All-Star Surf Execs Naude, Fry and Rapp to Helm New Brand

It was announced on Jan. 6 that top women’s beach and surfwear designers Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp will partner with Paul Naude, former president of the Americas division of Billabong International LTD., to develop as yet unnamed women’s lifestyle brand.

2014 Swim Textiles

2014 Swim Textiles

Swim Textiles

Resort Season in Southern California's South Bay

Resort Season in Southern California's South Bay

In Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, Calif., swimwear is a year-round business.

2014 Swim Shorts Resources

Emsig, Eco Swim by Aqua Green, Heather Blond, Manglar and more waterwear resources.

Capturing the Style of the Endless Summer

Capturing the Style of the Endless Summer

The reintroduction of vintage surf brands seeks to recapture the excitement of surfing's apparel pioneers.

So Cal Street Scene

So Cal Street Scene

Winter sun and surf in Southern California

Tom & Teddy: Father-and-Son Boardshorts

Tom & Teddy: Father-and-Son Boardshorts

Tom & Teddy is a premium swimwear brand that was created for men and boys—fathers and sons, uncles and nephews—to celebrate their bond and mutual love for the water. The contemporary active swim line includes colorful printed trunk shorts made with a snug-fit elastic waistline and mid-thigh length offering an elevated boardshort.

Mi Ola: Swimwear With a Pura Vida Sensibility

Mi Ola: Swimwear With a Pura Vida Sensibility

Swimwear designer Helena Fogarty has about 15 years of fashion experience under her belt and has worked for top brands such as Chanel, Ferragamo and Zac Posen, as well as Harper’s Bazaar.

Mia Marcelle: Swimwear on the Vine

Mia Marcelle: Swimwear on the Vine

Amber Wagner’s idea for her new swimwear label, Mia Marcelle, designed in Napa Valley, Calif., had been fermenting for some time.

Cheeki Swim: Reversible Chic

Cheeki Swim: Reversible Chic

In launching her swimwear collection, Cheeki Swim, Rosie Davenport was inspired by her globetrotter lifestyle as well as her California coast upbringing.

2013 Year in Review: In Memoriam

Mel Matsui, denim expert and founder, Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp

2013 Newsmaker: The Battle for Billabong

2013 Newsmaker: The Battle for Billabong

The “annus horribilis” of surf giant Billabong International Ltd. might be coming to an end. For more than a year, the Australian-headquartered company was embroiled in bitter proxy fights and hobbled by plummeting stock value on the Australian Securities Exchange, all while running an international business without a permanent chief executive officer.