There’s a lot of personal history infused in Garrett Neff’s swim line, which the model said was created around the idea of a vintage American road trip during the Fifties.
The color story was influenced by Andrew Wyeth, an artist from Neff’s hometown, Chadds Ford, Pa., who was known for his landscape paintings with egg-shell finishes. In the collection, this showed through in chocolate brown and dusty pink swim trunks decorated with contrast piping, knit yellow swim shorts and navy sweaters.
Neff’s Uncle John, a former Navy Seal and avid outdoorsman, inspired the prints in the line, which included an illustrated image of a man holding a fishing net or an oar. This print appeared on swim trunks and was blown up as a single graphic on a tank top. Swim shorts covered in boating stripes were modeled after an old bathing suit Neff wore as a child.
This season also marked the introduction of apparel that will be available for purchase. Neff designed pieces that complemented the swimwear — mesh knit tanks, poly cotton joggers and polo shirts — but could easily be worn on the street.