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Z Supply's First Icons of Culture Collections Includes Ocean Pacific and Gotcha

By Alison A. Nieder | February 16, 2017

For the launch of Z Supply’s new Icons of Culture brand, Greg Garrett went back to his roots.

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.

Busy Booths and New Developments at Surf Expo

Busy Booths and New Developments at Surf Expo

The September run of the Surf Expo trade show has always been smaller than the show’s January edition, but for exhibitors and attendees of the recent Sept. 10–12 show, the fall edition is a good indicator of what’s to come.

Swim Textiles: Glitterati

Sequins, foil prints and gold and silver metallic accents add luxe sophistication and fun to animal prints, abstract designs, florals and stripes.

Swim Textiles: Mod World

Day-glo colors and psychedelic swirl prints have textile designers seeing Mod with ’60s-inspired abstract prints.

Street Style: O.C. Swim Style

This summer, Southern California saw two swimwear trade shows touch down in beachside cities: the longstanding Swim Collective and newcomer Cabana.

Venice Rani: Outfitting Independent Venice & L.A. Woman

Venice Rani: Outfitting independent Venice and LA women

Swim Like a Mermaid: For Souls of the Sea

Swim Like a Mermaid: For souls of the sea

2016 Swim Shorts Resources

Caribbean Joe, Dara inc., Hyosung, Penbrooke and more waterwear resources.

2016 Swim Textiles

Swim Textiles

O’Neill Partners With Cynthia Vincent on New Collection

O’Neill Partners With Cynthia Vincent on New Collection

O’Neill—the California brand known for its casual clothing, surfboards, swimsuits and wet suits—has tapped designer Cynthia Vincent for its second contemporary collaboration.