By Aria Hughes
The color story was influenced by Andrew Wyeth, an artist from Neff’s hometown, Chadds Ford, Pa., who was known for his landscape paintings with egg-shell finishes. In the collection, this showed through in chocolate brown and dusty pink swim trunks decorated with contrast piping, knit yellow swim shorts and navy sweaters.
Neff’s Uncle John, a former Navy Seal and avid outdoorsman, inspired the prints in the line, which included an illustrated image of a man holding a fishing net or an oar. This print appeared on swim trunks and was blown up as a single graphic on a tank top. Swim shorts covered in boating stripes were modeled after an old bathing suit Neff wore as a child.
This season also marked the introduction of apparel that will be available for purchase. Neff designed pieces that complemented the swimwear — mesh knit tanks, poly cotton joggers and polo shirts — but could easily be worn on the street.