LV Surf’s Up
Leave it to Louis Vuitton to create its luxury take on the surfboard. The French maison collaborated with Los Angeles artist Alex Israel for a capsule collection inspired by his signature gradient paintings in saturated sunset hues. In addition to the surfboard, the motif appears on a travel case and fragrance case for an exclusive, beachy scent of yuzu and neroli.
Commas, an Aussie men’s collection for designer swimwear and resort, looked to Homer’s to Hockney’s painterly palettes for its spring collection. The Piscine swim short pictured here shows off the theme beautifully. Each original print is hand-painted or hand-drawn for fabrics sourced from venerable mills in Europe and Japan. Sustainability and slow fashion also lie at the heart of the brand’s mission.
La Gotta is another eco-chic, designer line. A play on the Spanish term for “a drop of water,” its name highlights how suits are made in small batches from recycled water bottles and nontoxic raw materials. Fabrics are also UPF 50+. Fans further appreciate its stunning silhouettes and subdued, nature-inspired prints that stand out in the sea of swimwear.
Cozy & Cute
When stocking up on beach towels, look no further than Hive. The West Palm Beach-based emporium for every lifestyle need under the sun carries an excellent selection. We especially like its towels emblazoned with “pool” in comfy white cotton terry with matching piping. Load up on Florida-friendly colors like parakeet green, teal, shocking pink, marine blue, melon and sands.
Coola takes sun skin protection next level by revolutionizing formulas through 70 percent+ certified organic ingredients and none of the bad stuff. Try its new Full Spectrum 360° Refreshing Water Cream Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 50. The plant-based blend of coconut water, hyaluronic acid and SFP 50 hydrates and protects skin. It also guards against blue light and pollution.
With shops in Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Southampton, Michelle Farmer Collaborate knows something about seaside attire. Its perfect pareos take one throughout the entire day from the sand to snacks and sips at the neighborhood bistro. They come in various fabrics and prints such as the reversible Capurgana in 100% linen and the De La Falaise in a cotton silk blend.