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.