Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Quiksilver - Hi-Summer range designed by Belinda Fairbanks
Quiksilver is one of the world's largest manufacturers of surfwear and other boardsport-related equipment. Its logo was designed by the company founder Alan Green in Torquay, Victoria in the early 1970s and is inspired by Hokusai's woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
When I think Quiksilver clothing, I think surfie threads.
Check out their new Quiksilver Women's summer range, designed by Melbourne-based designer Belinda Fairbanks.
It's a locally designed collection targeted to Aussie beach girls, and Belinda’s signature relaxed chic style is evident, with a collection of eye catching pieces, beautiful with a slightly tougher edge. The unique range of dresses and tops feature vintage prints, silks and embroidery cottons which tie back perfectly with the brand’s signature swimwear line.
The new line consists of low fuss, easy to wear pieces, brilliant as beach-to-dinner gear.
Says Belinda Fairbanks: “This is hugely exciting for me to be working with Quiksilver on QSW. The opportunity to put some love into a brand that has such an amazing heritage is really cool and I'm looking forward to getting some product out there for our girl, the Quiksilver Women’s customer really is an extension of myself. Beach in her blood and rock 'n' roll in her heart, so it just makes sense; it’s such a great fit."
I've got my eye on that 'camo' sleevless shirt, with its nod to this season's military trend.
Prices of the pieces above are from $99 to $150.
Call 1800 805 506 for stockists or see the range at David Jones.