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Birdwell Beach Britches + RVCA Spring Capsule Collection
Californian brands Birdwell Beach Britches and RVCA are just a short drive away from each other in sunny Newport Beach, yet their new spring 2016 capsule collection sees the first time the two have teamed up. Each brand operates at the opposite...
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Interview: Designers Parke & Ronen
It's hard to imagine, with their men's bathing suits having such a distinct and commanding presence in the swimwear market, that duo Parke & Ronen designed their first pair on a whim. A few years after they united in 1997 and opened a store in...
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NOE Garments Launches Swimwear
Founded by twin sisters, NOE Garments melds function and fashion in their thoughtfully made intimates that find sexiness in non-traditional styles and materials. From supportive zip-back racers to bras with thick, bold straps, NOE pieces encourage...
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Hurley + Cryptik Phantom Boardshort
For years now, graffiti and street artist Cryptik has placed his philosophically-driven, ornate works within public spaces around California. Further, he has sought to spearhead a greater movement with his pieces, encouraging viewers to gaze further...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
"Poseidon" V Swimsuit
Swim like the God of the Sea himself in Karla Spetic's "Poseidon" V-neck swimsuit—part of her spring/summer '15/'16 collection. The one-piece (which is available in pink or orange) blends myths with modernity and will surely make a splash at the beach...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Summer Dreaming
While half the world is enduring the grey skies and blustery winds of winter, the other half is living it up in glorious sunshine. That said, all of us are approaching the holiday season. So whether your next poolside hangout is on vacation, around...
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Bower Swimwear Resort 2016
It's no secret that we at CH lean toward minimalist swimwear (and lingerie) with bold cuts and colors—the pieces that instill confidence, rather than stripping it away. One such label that caught our eye is the year-old Bower, founded by Fiona...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Bow Waist Bikini
Brisbane-based SOOT (founded and designed by Edwina Sinclair) makes apparel that's—at the same time—sophisticated and tongue-in-cheek. Their Bow Waist bikini is made up of a basic high-waisted pant and tank-style top, but its nuance and flair is in...
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Postcard Swimwear
While there's an almost overwhelming selection of swimwear available, the search for the perfect suit often ends in lukewarm feelings. Sydney-based Postcard Swimwear offers a different kind of service: custom pieces that are designed using artwork...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Green Wave Surf Shorts
The Bather Trunk Company may have been developed at the Lake Ontario beach in Toronto, Canada, but the company's product design takes heavy inspiration from streetwear. The Green Wave Surf shorts in forest green are a sleek take on classic swim trunks...
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Under $100 Swimsuit Essentials from Bikyni
The search for a simple, versatile swimsuit seems to be a migraine-inducing event that comes back more fiercely every year. A new online-only brand Bikyni hopes to make the experience as pleasant as booking a sweet summer weekend getaway. Launching...
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Onia Launches First Women's Collection
Another new minimalist swimwear option has become available for women who just want to get in the water. The latest comes from NYC-based technical swimwear brand Onia, which thoughtfully designs classy pieces made from high-quality, high-performing...
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Sporty, Black and White Swimsuits for Summer
While recent swimwear collections have delighted us with plenty of loud graphics, neon hues and everything from cut-outs to tassels and more, sometimes less really is more. For this beach season, we've rounded up six swimsuits that are actually made...
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Minimalist Vibes with NU Swim
While the northern hemisphere is still experiencing frigid temperatures, the optimistic (and envy-inducing warm weather vacationers) are already on the hunt for a new bathing suit. For those that who are dreading the shopping headaches to come...
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Low Lives Swimwear
Melbourne, Australia-based brand Low Lives is less than a year old and their second collection is arriving just in time for summer—summer Down Under, at least. With laid-back, sporty one-pieces and bikinis that bear words like "Babewatch" and "High...
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Custom-Made Acuarela Swimwear
We first met surfer and Acuarela Swimwear founder Linzy Smith on a choppy day on the Pacific side of the Baja coast. After an eventful session, she sat down on her towel and got to work sewing swimsuits while surrounded by other female surfers. This...
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Lonely Swim
One of CH's favorite lingerie brands, New Zealand's Lonely, has just released its first swimwear line—and while it's in line with the modern, ladylike (and still super-hot) underwear, the swimsuits are decidedly sporty and sleek. Including bondage...
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Solid Swim Suits and Circular Sunglasses for Summer
We're well into summer on the northern half of the globe, but it's never too late to refresh your outdoor activewear. In the midst of a wild graphic patterns blitz (particularly for ladies), we've chosen some of our favorite solid suits, differentiated...
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This Season's Best Graphic Swimwear + Sunglasses
While the sunshine has been teasing the Northern Hemisphere for some time, real summertime weather is finally upon us. In celebration of all the beach adventures, poolside hangouts and river tubing to come, the CH team has hand-picked some of the most...
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Solid & Striped Swimwear
In the world of swimwear, patterns can be polarizing and acceptable sizes, shapes and styles vary per season. Fortunately, Solid & Striped—a brand whose offerings we included when planning for last year's summer season—shies away from all that; producing...
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Bespoke Aloha Goods by The Critical Slide Society
Australian surf outfitter The Critical Slide Society is accustomed to doing things differently. While most surf companies chase after world tour stars to rep their gear, The Critical Slide Society (TCSS) opts for free-spirited longboarders who would...
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Men's Summer Swimwear
Beachwear style changes just as rapidly as other fashion. Although women tend to be granted more options, each year certain retailers provide interesting swim alternatives for men. Some of us might still be wearing the trunks we've had for the past...
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Studio Visit: Araks
When entering the Araks studio, you're first greeted by their color library; a rainbow of fabric swatches and thread samples packed into an assortment of overflowing jars. It's a display reminiscent of a technicolor candy store, but instead is a...
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Interview: We Are Handsome
Back in 2009, buddies Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers had a great idea for what was potentially just a side project. What began with five sample products is now Australia’s We Are Handsome, a fully-formed label that’s exploded at an international...
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SS2013 Swimwear
Our present summer is more than halfway over, but NYC's recent Capsule show had us skipping all the way to next year with the 2013 menswear offerings. In keeping with the season's pattern-dominated styles is swimwear, whose strongest pieces feature...
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