By Hope Winsborough, Contributing Writer | September 21, 2017
There were no registration lines at 9 a.m. on the opening day of Surf Expo and few vehicles in the massive parking lots at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.
With new owners running the show at Quiksilver Inc., it only seemed appropriate for a name change to go along with a revamped business model for the surfwear and skatewear retailer.
For the launch of Z Supply’s new Icons of Culture brand, Greg Garrett went back to his roots.
Vera Bradley—the lifestyle brand known for its allover-print handbags, totes and luggage—will launch a swimwear collection with Mainstream Swimwear Inc.
Lunada Bay Chief Executive Officer and President Susan Crank died on Jan. 23 after battling cancer.
Visitors to the Jan. 13–14 run of the Swim Collective and Active Collective trade shows at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., got a break from the rains that had been soaking California since the beginning of the year.
Raj Swim, the largest swimwear manufacturer in Orange County, Calif., started out the new year with a bang.
Swimwear designer Anne Cole, who came from a family of apparel and swimwear makers, dies at the age of 90.
Kevin Mahoney’s spacious corner office at the Manhattan Beachwear headquarters is still sparsely decorated since his arrival in August. But in one corner stands an artistic homage to his 18 years as the youngest president of The Arrow Shirt Co.
Before launching Revel Rey at Miami Swim Week last July, designer Audrey Swanson wanted to perfect the look of her swimwear collection.
Courtney Allegra’s collection includes everything from the tricot fabrications typically used for swimwear to an ultra-fine microsuede, which is quick drying and has a luxe, lightweight hand.
Swedish men’s swim line OAS is launching in the United States and looking to expand to women’s swim in 2017.
Miami Beach Street Scene
Emerald Expositions LLC, the San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–based owner of Surf Expo and Outdoor Retailer, expanded its foothold in the swim and active businesses with the August acquisition of Swim Collective and its sister trade show, Active Collective, the Santa Barbara, Calif.–based trade shows founded by Shannon Leggett.
The belt has been the wallflower of most people’s wardrobes, said Robbie McKnight, but the humble accessory has design possibilities that few have seen.
John Graham, previously senior vice president of sales for Speedo USA, has been named to take over the job as president of Speedo USA.