80s: TIDE IS HIGH
Pop, color, and prints you could see from space: What didn’t Vilebrequin love about the 80s? Spandex, perhaps. By now, the original swim short was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, and like any star worth their salt, your favorite sea creatures went all out.
Shrimp wore cocktail dresses (yes, there were shoulder pads), fish got us into the New Wave, the Playboy bunny now had a rival: sea turtles. Summer days were spent glued to your Walkman, your Rubik’s Cube, and your neon Vilebrequin trunks. Even your cocktails had beach umbrellas. Chic, no?