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Quiksilver is expanding its sports-centric scope with its women's fall '08 collection, which will launch in-store and online July 15. Per the release, the collection includes a full range of "woven tops, dresses, denim and staple items like soft organic cotton tees, light outerwear and comfy knits"—86 styles in all—and ranging from a very affordable $34-$138. We're enthused by the lookbook (shown above), which definitely has a youthful appeal, but doesn't look young. True to its Huntington Beach roots, the line is filled with Cali-friendly pieces, such as a gray knit jacket with double-breasted buttons, tanks with a front pocket, and floaty, cotton tops.
Locals get to shop the collection first Saturday, June 21 at a pre-launch event at The Closet boutique at 3002 Main Street in Santa Monica from 1pm-6pm. Along with the collection, there will be a Summer Solstice BBQ, plus drinks, DJ and fashion show.
The party continues from 7pm-10pm at 2522 Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, the location of siteLA, Quiksilver's year-long residency program which hosts half a dozen women working in different creative fields. There, resident and fashion blogger Beth Jones will celebrate the launch of her vintagesociety.com site, as well as present six looks from the Quiksilver traveling shirt; Jones had six of her "Society Girls" from across the globe style the same shirt from the new collection in their own way.
· Quiksilver [quiksilver.com]
· siteLA [sitela.org]