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Raj Swim Expands With New Brand and Top Executives

By Deborah Belgum | January 12, 2017

Raj Swim, the largest swimwear manufacturer in Orange County, Calif., started out the new year with a bang.

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.

At 26th Waterman’s Ball: A Surfing Rock Show

At 26th Waterman’s Ball: A Surfing Rock Show

With surfwear executives wearing colorful, sometimes outré styles, the Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association’s Annual Waterman’s Ball has earned a reputation as an irreverent, joyful event that raises funds for environmental causes.

Miami Swim Week Cruise ‘16

Miami Swim Week Cruise ‘16

The swimwear runway and trade shows kicked off in Miami Beach.

Swim Collective Launching Beach Collective in August, Planning Swim Week in 2016

On the heels of its first standalone Active Collective trade show, Swim Collective will launch a new premium beachwear section during the upcoming Swim Collective—International Edition show Aug. 13–14 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The new section is part of a larger effort to build a week-long swimwear and activewear trade show series planned for 2016.

Workwear Meets Streetwear

Workwear Meets Streetwear

The raw denim used in the 80-year-old workwear brand Ben Davis will make way for a contemporary ease of movement, and the mix of tough and loose will be featured in the capsule collection DC x Ben Davis, said Michael Le, global head of product, DC Apparel at DC Shoes.