The cream of contemporary surf, skate and streetwear labels displayed the latest looks at London show The Park.
This men's and women's wear brand originated on the Swiss Alps as the idea of two snowboarders in 2000, and now has about 25 accounts. Its collection includes denims and knits as well as T-shirts, hoodies and accessories, and features more colour this season. It is distributed by Grounded Agency, which also sells outerwear label Eleven. Prices are £10 for T-shirts to £30 for hoodies.
More than 20 years since it was founded, Australian label Insight is now sold in 40 countries. With a UK office in Shoreditch, east London, it has moved on from its surf roots to include art influences. Sold in Selfridges and Urban Outfitters, the label is particularly strong on its printed T-shirts and art-led designs.
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With about 60 UK accounts, Gravis offers men's and women's footwear, bags and accessories. Styles range from classic skates to boots and ballet pumps, based in the fashion camp. The range features imaginative prints and materials, such as the memory foam - used for orthopaedic beds - in sandals. Prices from £20 to £35.
Nikita has its roots in boardsports but is designed by women for women, with bold tops, hoodies, bikini and shorts combos. It has launched a menswear range, Atikin, for spring 08, as well as a premium fashion spin-off. Prices from £8 to £31.
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RVCA's T-shirts, hoodies and jeans range has grown for spring to include a selvedge denim style with tapered leg. Colours draw on the 1980s, and tie-ups with new artists continue through the brand's bold prints. RVCA has about 60 stockists in the UK. Prices from £8 to £106.
A larger green and white theme runs through Oxbow's spring 08 range, across tops, knits, and detailing on denim. Less widely distributed than the larger boardsports brands, it has about 130 UK accounts. Lines include denim, casualwear, technical products and wetsuits, with one of the most developed women's ranges of any boardsports brand. Prices on application.
The skate footwear brand returned to The Park after an 18-month break with a collection that includes its Vault boutique range, core styles and tie-ups with rock group The Ramones. New surfwear-inspired styles feature organic cotton and hemp-infused soles, sold in recycled boxes. Wholesale prices start at £22, with a proportion of sales going to surfing organisations.
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