SWIM-SURF

Miami’s SwimWeek Fashion Shows in July on Hiatus, but Trade Shows Will Continue

By Andrew Asch | May 11, 2015

IMG, which used to organize the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim runway shows, puts the Miami Beach event on hold.

2013 Year in Review: In Memoriam

Mel Matsui, denim expert and founder, Simply Blue, Christopher Blue, Indigo Hand and Pulp

2013 Newsmaker: The Battle for Billabong

2013 Newsmaker: The Battle for Billabong

The “annus horribilis” of surf giant Billabong International Ltd. might be coming to an end. For more than a year, the Australian-headquartered company was embroiled in bitter proxy fights and hobbled by plummeting stock value on the Australian Securities Exchange, all while running an international business without a permanent chief executive officer.

Swim Maker Raj Opens New Factory in Santa Fe Springs

Tustin, Calif.–based Raj Manufacturing—maker of swimwear under the Athena, Next by Athena, Luxe by Lisa Vogel, Nautica, Guess, Ella Moss, Splendid, Hurley and Reef brands—opened a new manufacturing facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Ondademar Bows on Robertson

Colombian swimwear brand Ondademar took its West Coast bow last month on Los Angeles’ Robertson Boulevard.

Sanuk Opens in Waikiki

After opening stores in Santa Monica and Cabazon, Calif., earlier this year, Sanuk headed to Hawaii.

Swim Collective Heading to New Home in August

Swim Collective, the 4-year-old West Coast swimwear trade show, will have a new home in August at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.

Swim Collective Heading to New Home in August

Swim Collective, the 4-year-old West Coast swimwear trade show, will have a new home in August at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.

New California Swim Trade Show Riviera by CurvExpo to Launch in 2014

California is getting a new swimwear trade show next year when Eurovet, the European trade show organizer and owner of CurvExpo, launches Riviera by CurvExpo in August.

SIMA Image Nominees Honor the Best-in-Class Surf Brands

Surf Industry Manufacturers Association released a list of its nominees for its 2013 Image awards on Nov. 14.

New California Swim Trade Show Riviera by CurvExpo to Launch in 2014

California is getting a new swimwear trade show next year when Eurovet, the European trade show organizer and owner of CurvExpo, launches Riviera by CurvExpo in August.

Meehan Joins Volcom as New President of North America Region

Leading boardsports brand Volcom has created a new executive position. On Oct. 31, the company announced the appointment of Kevin Meehan as the inaugural president of Volcom’s North America region.

Nike Names New VP of Action Sports

Beaverton, Ore.–based athletic footwear and apparel giant Nike Inc. named Scott LeClair its new vice president of Action Sports, which oversees the action-sports category and Nike division Hurley International LLC.

Surf Industry Veteran Lian Elyse Murray, 54

Surf Industry Veteran Lian Elyse Murray, 54

Surf-industry pioneer Lian Murray passed away at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., Nov. 3 after suffering from a severe asthma attack, according to a statement from her family. She was 54.

Billabong Sells West 49

In a little more than a month after it named a new chief executive officer, the beleaguered parent company of Irvine, Calif.–based Billabong announced that it has sold the Canadian chain of stores West 49 Inc. to YM Inc., which is headquartered in Toronto.

Seafolly Opens First US Store in Newport Beach

Seafolly Opens First US Store in Newport Beach

For its first stand-alone U.S. store, Australian swim brand Seafolly headed to Newport Beach.