As you know, California isn't the only West Coast state — but it may as well be when it comes to beach style. And that's the energy that carries through the Fred Segal x Vitamin A swim collab, a swimwear capsule collection featuring four effortlessly retro, summery colorways. Because when two famous California-based fashion brands come together, you can count on something incredible coming to life.
Especially when you combine Fred Segal's vintage know-how with Vitamin A's sleek swimwear and sustainability. If you're unfamiliar with Fred Segal, here's a quick lesson: Its Los Angeles storefronts have been a destination for artists, musicians, and fashion-forward shoppers since the early '60s (customers included The Beatles and Elvis Presley). As for Vitamin A's swimwear, you only need to know one thing — the brand's motto is "sustainability is sexy", and the styles definitely live up to it.
It's a match made in swimwear heaven. The collection debuted April 5, with prices falling anywhere between $95 and $190. You have 20 pieces in total to choose from; there are four shades of each style, which includes the $190 Louise Bodysuit, $95 Cheryl Top, $110 Nico Top, $95 Talitha Bottom, and $110 Ali Bottom. Feel free to mix and match the bikini tops and bottoms, too — the "Honeycomb", "Sky Blue", "Poppy", and "Deep Blue" colorways would look great styled monochromatically, or paired together. (Although if you're stuck, try starting with the Cheryl Top and Talitha Bottom in "Poppy" for a '70s twist on a red bikini.)
On top of its throwback aesthetic, you may not realize that the ribbed fabric is what makes the capsule collection so sustainable. The pieces are actually made out of BioRib, a first-of-its-kind swim fabric made out of plant-based material. While creating a swimsuit out of castor beans (the plant in question) is a feat in itself, there's more to it than that; BioRib's production process requires 20 percent less energy, and saves 25 liters of oil per fabric kilogram. The swimwear itself is made locally in Los Angeles, to boot.
The entire capsule collection is available in-store at Fred Segal Sunset and on Vitamin A and Fred Segal's websites. Or continue scrolling down — some of the stand-out pieces from the Fred Segal x Vitamin A swim collab are below.