By Andrew Asch | July 30, 2015
For Brooke Taylor Corcia, one thing missing from women’s swimwear was its version of the little black dress, so her pure-play e-commerce shop, The Dreslyn, headquartered in Los Angeles, worked with emerging lingerie label Land of Women to make it.
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.
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.
The swimwear runway and trade shows kicked off in Miami Beach.
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.
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.
Waterwear July 2015 Textile Trends
Brigit Grossmann and Lori Manuel Steed’s accessories company is on a mission to provide clean water and jobs to Haiti.
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.
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.
Rosewater was created to provide supportive, functional swimwear that is comfortable and complements the lifestyle of a modern woman.
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.
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.
There are changes underway at Raj Manufacturing as the Orange County, Calif.–based company builds its brand portfolio and manufacturing infrastructure.
Earth tones, bohemian details and the wide-open sky set the mood for Cruise.
The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association announced last week that Stephanie Gilmore, a six-time winner of the Association of Surfing Professionals’ women’s tour, will be honored with its Waterman of the Year award.