Crosses, skateboard culture, and Cindy Crawford inspiration have all made their way into the swimwear styles of Vancouver-based designer Beth Richards, making for a chic collection of suits with attitude. When Richards was lured from Toronto to the West Coast, settling in Vancouver, she found both clothing racks and beaches lacking in quality, modern swimwear—so, she started making it. The Beth Richards brand launched in 2012, and international boutiques soon picked up the distinct designs. Her collection of bikinis and swimsuits is crafted from fine Italian stretch fabrics in bold hues, and all garments are strictly made-in-Canada. (There’s also a plush beach towel to complete the set.) These suits are not just for summer, either—come autumn, these slick pieces can double as bodysuits.
June 1, 2013 Updated: July 23, 2014