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Surf Expo Dodges Hurricane to Showcase Summer 2018 Collections

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.

Hackwith: Swimwear That Embraces All Shapes

Hackwith: Swimwear That Embraces All Shapes

When Lisa Hackwith launched her swimwear company, Hackwith Design Co., in 2013, she had a mission to produce quality, sustainable, locally made clothing.

Art Basel: Arts & Culture

Art Basel: Arts & Culture

The art world and Miami street style converged in December during the annual Art Basel modern and contemporary art festival in Miami Beach.

Swim Trends

Swim Trends

Swim Trends: Swimwear—On The Beach And Beyond

LaJolla Strikes Deal with Roark Revival

LaJolla Strikes Deal with Roark Revival

Irvine, Calif.–based La Jolla Group has formed a joint venture partnership with The Roark Revival in which La Jolla Group will provide Roark with “the tools, staffing, financial management and structure to scale their business seamlessly.”

Newsmakers 2015

Newsmakers 2015

The people and events that made the news in 2015.

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.