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Cuater: Putting Design Sizzle In Belts

By Andrew Asch | November 10, 2016

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.

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.

Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Waterwear July 2015 Textile Trends

Sustaining Jobs and Clean Water in Haiti Via Fashion Accessories

Sustaining Jobs and Clean Water in Haiti Via Fashion Accessories

Brigit Grossmann and Lori Manuel Steed’s accessories company is on a mission to provide clean water and jobs to Haiti.

Versatility Meets Simplicity

Versatility Meets Simplicity

The founders of Cali Dreaming draw inspiration from natural and nude pigments, which they say are both sophisticated and flattering because the nude skin tones elongate the body.

Diving Into Swimwear With a Splash

Diving Into Swimwear With a Splash

After more than 35 years of making women’s clothing sold in stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, Karen Kane is wading into the world of swimwear.

Engineered for Moms

Engineered for Moms

Rosewater was created to provide supportive, functional swimwear that is comfortable and complements the lifestyle of a modern woman.

Bikinis and Surfing Should Be Perfect

Bikinis and Surfing Should Be Perfect

Keri Ogden, a surfer and a graduate of the University of Hawaii’s law school, wanted to do something to bridge the gap between the bikini’s style and function.

Island Style in a Cheeky Cut

Island Style in a Cheeky Cut

Guam-based Sandrine Stewart launched Chamorrita, a collection of itsy-bitsy bikinis in island-inspired colors and prints and trimmed with tropical details such as coconut and mother-of-pearl shells.

Raj Manufacturing is Building Business With New Brands, New Categories.

Raj Manufacturing is Building Business With New Brands, New Categories.

There are changes underway at Raj Manufacturing as the Orange County, Calif.–based company builds its brand portfolio and manufacturing infrastructure.

Free Spirit

Free Spirit

Earth tones, bohemian details and the wide-open sky set the mood for Cruise.