Quiksilver recently released its women’s fall line, and its theme is decidedly nautical. “It’s all about this idea of the surfer in the city,” said head designer John Moore in a Quiksilver promotional video.
To get inspiration for the line, Moore and his team of designers headed to the Northeast, where they explored New York, Maine, and Rhode Island and their beach cultures. The eventually honed in on vintage nautical flags and sweaters, which became the backbone of a line that includes button-ups, sweater ponchos, canvas poncho jackets, fleeces, lighthouse Ts, shirt dresses, nautical flag sweaters, and more.
Artist Serena Mitnik-Miller also teamed up with the Quiksilver design team to create her version of the nautical flag. She designed a whimsical print that was used for the line’s Greenwich Geo tank and Greenwich Geo striped dress, which is a super soft, drape-like jersey that looks as good as it feels.
In a sense, the collection gives a nod to times gone by and yet looks forward to fall’s changing leaves and crisp, chilly mornings.
Check out Moore in the video below as he describes the design process in his own words.
All video and screen shots courtesy Quiksilver