Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / La Isla offers limited edition Jimbo Phillips swimwear
La Isla offers limited edition Jimbo Phillips swimwear
Jul '13
From the creative inferno that is the mastermind of legendary artist Jimbo Phillips, comes the inaugural bikini for La Isla swimwear's Limited Edition Artist Series.

With his first fashion endeavor following the controversy where his art was plagiarized in fashion designer Jeremy Scott's 2013 line, Phillips reappears using a bandeau top and string tie bottoms as his canvas. Sold exclusively for 2 weeks starting July 16th on Fancy.com and on the La Isla website thereafter, the anticipated release of Jimbo Phillips for La Isla is expected to be a swimming sensation.

Known for his media repertoire in collaborations with the likes of Toyota, Volcom and Nike, Phillips created a tropical paradise meets psychedelic fantasyland, all drenched in vibrant color. "For this design, I wanted to keep it surf-like and colorful, but still with the bold graphic look," says Phillips.

With zigzag premium stitching, removable padding, and the quality of craftsmanship that has landed La Isla international swimwear acclaim, this bold, graphic bikini is both distinctly La Isla and unmistakably Jimbo Phillips. Characterized by expressions of vitality and originality using color, pattern, craftsmanship and a commitment to environmental consciousness, La Isla found a kindred spirit in Jimbo Phillips, making their collaboration for the kick-off to La Isla's Limited Edition Artists series a natural choice.

"I was introduced to the Phillips' family artwork at age 13 when I started skateboarding using Santa Cruz Skateboards. Phillips has become a hero artist of mine, both for his creative talent and his family values, and I've long waited for the day I could find a way to make him a part of La Isla. Now that the partnership has come to fruition, I am pleased by the fact that Jimbo admires La Isla as much as I admire him,"says La Isla Founder and CEO Enrique Sánchez-Rivera.

Phillips, of acclaim for his work with Santa Cruz Skateboards, punk-rock posters and countless album covers, has garnered an international cult following for his edgy, underground punk style.

Having mostly designed garments for males, Jimbo Phillips for La Isla is his first foray into women's swimwear, for once catering directly to his female audience. Phillips adds, "Since I've started, I've always designed T-shirts for males so I don't think it's too much of a stretch to do bikinis for females. Plus, I'm always looking for new areas to place art!"

Following the scandal Phillips faced where his art was directly plagiarized for use in fashion designer Jeremy Scott's 2013 line, Phillips claims he's become more aware of his popularity among women and of the intense demand for his art on their clothes La Isla was the perfect answer to this calling. Phillips's commitment to his craft, close ties to his family and incredible zest for life are all qualities La Isla values and admires. The collaboration - a match made in beachwear heaven.

La Isla

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

China's textile & apparel exports up 10.2% in Jan 2017

Exports of textiles and garments from China resumed growth in the...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Feb 2017

Delta Galil's Q4 operating profit jumps 80%

In the three months to December 31, 2016, operating profit at apparel ...

View of YiwuTex 2016; Courtesy: YiwuTex

Textiles | On 28th Feb 2017

Smart knitting system to grace 18th YiwuTex 2017

The thematic functional knitting machinery zone at the 18th YiwuTex...

Interviews View All

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Abhishek Samdaria

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search