NEW YORK — Aloha! Swimwear for summer 2003 is tuning into the current retro Hawaiian trend, with bold, splashy, tropical patterns. And sultry bikinis aren’t the only signs of its influence. Tiki bars are back, too, like the new Waikiki Wally’s Bar and Restaurant with its Polynesian-themed decor, food and, of course, giant Mai Tais. Here, Tommy Bahama’s nylon and Lycra spandex swimsuit, which fits right in with its decor. For more on swim, see pages 6 and 7.

This story first appeared in the January 9, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.