Hundreds Attend October Edition of Interfiliére New York
In October, companies from around the world participated in Interfiliére New York—the global sourcing event for swimwear, lingerie, athleisure and performance fabrics for the U.S. market. The event played host to exhibitors of fabrics, lace, embroideries and components, and included seminars on manufacturing solutions, trends for Season 2020, product design and other hot industry topics.
Highlights included the latest in performance products—from eco-sustainable, organic and recycled fabrics to those with suntan lotion-, oil-, chlorine- and UV-resistant properties.
Approximately 500 attendees, from designers to industry suppliers to production specialists and creative directors, were in attendance. Among those attending were such companies as Calvin Klein, Dana-co, Free People, GAP, Hanes, Komar, Montelle, Marc Jacobs, Victoria’s Secret and Wacoal.
Interfiliére New York is produced by Eurovet Americas, a subsidiary of Eurovet, the Paris-based leading trade show organizer for the international lingerie, swimwear and textile industries for the past 30 years. Eurovet Americas also produces the four Curvexpo shows, CURVENEWYORK and CURVELASVEGAS, the top lingerie/swimwear trade shows in North America. For more information, visit interfilierenewyork.com or curvexpo.com.
Manhattan Beachwear Appoints New CEO
Orange County, Calif.-based Manhattan Beachwear—one of the country’s leading manufacturers of swimwear and beachwear, including such renowned labels as LaBlanca, Bikini Lab, Maxine, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Trina Turk, Kenneth Cole/Kenneth Cole Reaction, Lucky, Hobie and BCBGMAXAZRIA—announced the appointment of Lindsay Shumlas to the position of CEO.
Shumlas, who holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Michigan State University, joined Manhattan Beachwear as CFO in the fall of 2015, and was subsequently named COO as well. She previously was CFO at Matilda Jane, and held positions in the financial division at Vera Bradley. For more information, visit mbwswim.com
Sun ‘N’ Sand Expands Again
Last year at this time, Sun ‘N’ Sand introduced a line of hats for children called Sunny Dayz, which is already proving successful for trend-savvy kids, as well as their parents concerned with sun protection.
Now, based on the tremendous success of their Caribbean Joe headwear for women, Sun ‘N’ Sand is introducing the Caribbean Joe Men’s Collection. The extensive collection includes safari, fedora and various sun hat styles of paper braid and natural straw, many with coordinated printed linings and crown bands. All styles sport the Caribbean Joe signature logo. For more information, visit sunnsand.net.
Snapper Rock Names Lamphere as President
Snapper Rock—the award-winning brand of UPF50+ sun-protective beachwear for women, children and men, based in Auckland, New Zealand—appointed DeAnna Lamphere as president. She will be based in Florida. Lamphere, who brings more than 30 years of experience in various leadership roles for such top retailers as Nordstrom, will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, operational execution and growth strategies for the brand.
According to CEO Liz Eglinton, who founded the company in 2003, “Snapper Rock has had tremendous growth over the past 15 years. Lamphere’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in growth strategies and brand recognition will play a key role in driving long-term sales and profit growth of Snapper Rock, and we are elated to have her part of our team.”
“Snapper Rock has revolutionized the sun-protective swimwear category as well as raised awareness for sun safety for families across the world, all while delivering great fashion and quality,” said Lamphere. “I am thrilled to be part of such a passionate team. Liz and the entire Snapper Rock team have built a successful company with a deep commitment to sun safety and to their customers, with many strengths to leverage. I look forward to helping propel the brand even further.” For more information, visit snapperrock.com.
Guy Harvey Apparel Collection by Perry Ellis Debuts at Surf Expo
Attendees of the January 2019 Surf Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will have the opportunity to view the debut of the Guy Harvey collection of lifestyle apparel for men, women and children by Perry Ellis International (PEI).
PEI—the leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high-quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances—recently signed a global licensing agreement with the world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey. The Guy Harvey apparel collection includes performance and lifestyle categories, including tees, technical fishing, headwear, sportswear, swimwear and layering pieces. “By combining great design with high-quality fabrics, this easy-to-wear collection gives you everything you need to be comfortable, whether you’re sportfishing, swimming or relaxing on the beach,” said Joel Blumenthal, president of PEI’s sportswear division.
Visitors to the Guy Harvey booth will also see a display of Dr. Harvey’s iconic ocean-inspired artwork, all of which is available for potential wholesale opportunities. PEI will contribute a portion of sales proceeds of Guy Harvey products to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit organization which funds scientific research and educational initiatives. “We truly appreciate the support in our ocean conservation efforts,” said Dr. Harvey. “This is an incredible opportunity for both Guy Harvey Enterprises and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.”
PEI brands include Perry Ellis, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Rafaella, Cubavera, Ben Hogan, Savane, Grand Slam, John Henry, Manhattan, Axist, Jantzen and Farah. The company also licenses trademarks from third parties, including Nike for swimwear, Callaway, PGA TOUR, Jack Nicklaus for golf apparel, and Guy Harvey for performance fishing and resortwear. For more information, visit pery.com