Catch The Perfect Wave In These West Coast-inspired Vilebrequin Trunks By Artist Alex Israel

Vilebrequin teams up with LA-based artist Alex Israel for a limited-edition pair of swim trunks.

BY JANIE CAI | Feb 21, 2017 | Fashion

Image by Vilebrequin


There’s nothing quite like the West Coast-cool of the Californian surfer. Founder Fred Prysquel drew his original inspiration for Vilebrequin swimwear from LA surfers’ trunks and this latest collaboration with contemporary artist Alex Israel is very much a continuation of the reference point.



As the artist explains: “In my new teen surf film SPF-18, a main character has a dream in which he's surfing on a perfect wave. The dream sequence is animated, and in sketching the wave I drew inspiration from the work of both Hokusai and Ken Price. Ultimately, as an extension of the film, it felt natural and logical to design an actual swimsuit--a pair of shorts that could be covered in a pattern of perfect waves”.

The swim shorts, which are available for both father and son, will be in stores by March. Judging from the cheerful prints, bright colours and striking iconography, they’ll be just the thing for hitting the beach during the heat of summer.


To see the full collection, check out Vilebrequin.