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C California Style

HERMÈS beach towel, design by Filipe Jardim, $600.
PAUL SMITH photo print ties, $125 each.
ETRO Spring/Summer 2019.

Riding the Wave

by C California Style

California inspiration infuses summerwear with surf boards, palm trees and neoprene

So inspired by California was Veronica Etro for her Spring/Summer ’19 collection she pulled in two pro surfers to walk her show: Victoria Vergara (left) and Maribel Koucke wore neoprene swimwear in the brand’s preferred paisley patterns. She wasn’t the only designer with a sunny outlook this season. Paul Smith accessories are emblazoned with palm trees; Hermès commissioned illustrator Filipe Jardim to create a surfboard towel; the collections of Michael Kors saw surf motifs on hoodies; and wetsuits made a splash at Sportmax.

Written by ANDREW BARKER.