One of the highlights of every spring/summer Capsule show is the return of all of our favorite swimwear designers with their new collections, lending our brand assortment a seasonally appropriate flavor of sun, sand and sea. This season in Paris, we're bringing you a mix of boardshorts, swim trunks and beach-friendly accessories from around the world, with brands hailing from California, Monte Carlo, Stockholm, Saint Barths via Paris, and of course, a strong Australian contingent.
Here, we've outlined some highlights from the SS16 swim assortment that you can expect to find at Cité de la Mode from July 26th through the 28th.
Founded in Monte-Carlo and made using the finest quick drying fabrics woven in Italy, Beach Club Apparel launched in January 2015 and is inspired by the sights and colors of the Mediterranean. Their classic 12cm inseam swim trunk has emerged as a signature style, equal parts style and comfort.
Celebrating the hedonistic party spirit around the world, Australia-based Boardies is making their Capsule Paris debut this season. The brand makes use of exclusive hand drawn print designs on quality quick-dry materials for added comfort and style for anyone who likes to express their individuality.
Born in Australia in 2006, Franks swimwear is for guys who like to inject a little personality into their board shorts. With bright colors and some tongue-in-cheek patterns (see their recent banana print), Franks will help you stand out among the beach-going crowd.
A classic surfer's surf label, Lightning Bolt has been winning over fans worldwide for decades. At its core, Lightning Bolt represents a philosophy that surfing, in its truest form, is a way of life. The brand's product is always designed consciously and with function kept top-of-mind.
Launched in 2006 by two French brothers - one based in Paris, one in St. Barths - Mackeene is credited with being the first swim brand to make use of a magnetic closure. The made in France swim shorts are designed for freedom of movement, a testament to the brand's dedication to innovation.
Made By Jimmy combines all the elements that make us whole – art, music, fashion, design, the street and nature. In addition to beach shorts, M.B.J. collection also includes walk shorts in a cotton twill and tees.
Nikben encourages you to get wet in style. Both of the founders - Nicklas and Benjamin - hail from Sweden, but first crossed paths in Spain, lending their collection a unique, sophisticated pan-European flair.