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Tubular belle: how fashion caught a wave this season

By Words Scarlett Conlon, styling Melanie Wilkinson, photographs David Newby

It’s time to don your wetsuit, head to the beautiful briny and catch a barrel. Or, failing that, why not dip a toe in with this season’s beach bags and bucket hats

  • Gallery: from the spring/summer 2019 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplement

Do you know your barrel from your supertube? Now is the time to brush up on your wave terminology – surf is on-trend for SS19.

Of course, this being fashion, it’s more a mood thing than a moment to lose an afternoon to YouTube videos of surfers taking on the sea and winning. Raf Simons found inspiration in the Steven Spielberg classic Jaws for his final show for Calvin Klein; models walked in full wetsuits, some with the bibs turned down to reveal painterly prints. Other designers were also riding waves. Marine Serre featured scuba suits, while Richard Malone had rash guards; Michael Kors, Anna Sui and R13 took the trend back to its ancient Hawaiian roots with that most popular of tropical prints on board shorts, bikinis and bucket hats. Etro‘s models, meanwhile, carried actual surfboards.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/feb/19/tubular-belle-how-fashion-caught-a-wave-this-season