Julien David for Quiksilver

Julien David

Julien David is teaming up with Quiksilver for some capsule collections.

The designer is known for his laidback aesthetic, creating edgy pieces with a sportswear vibe. It’s been confirmed he is collaborating with the surf wear brand on six collections, which will include men’s shorts, wetsuits and T-shirts.

“When I was growing up in the early and mid-’90s, Quiksilver represented everything that was cool and that exuded this typically Californian lifestyle. I’m a city boy, but the T-shirts, the prints — I had them all,” Julien told WWD.

The pieces will first be seen by the public during the designer’s Spring/Summer 15 presentation at Paris Fashion Week. His main line has also been inspired by surf culture, so is expected to tie in a little with the collaboration.

Also of interest is the fabric Julien has used, with the designer explaining he was eager to replicate Quiksilver’s attitude towards environmentalism.

“The board shorts are made from recycled PET bottles. They are very high-tech and entirely waterproof. This is as good as it gets,” he said.

This is the first time the sports company has teamed up with a designer for an ongoing project. Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney is adamant Julien was the perfect choice for the partnership.

“Julien has a progressive and unconventional outlook on fashion, and we anticipate our collaboration to bring new consumers to action sports,” he said.

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