Created in St Tropez in the 1970's, Vilebrequin became THE creator of high quality swimwear, and Juste Moi is widely acclaimed as having the widest on line range of their swimming shorts and accessories in the UK.
If you are a fan of these exceptional quality swimshorts, you will love these designs. For men, choose from traditional Moorea shorter boxer short through to Okoa longer boxer short. For children, matching boy's swimming trunks from the age of 2.
A tale of four seasons is the prominent story this year, so take the plunge, choose your season and enjoy Vilebrequin! Firstly Spring with singing birds and scents in bloom, pastoral prints are at the fore. For summer, spirited palm trees take their place with delicious fruity cocktails, fine sands and endless ocean becoming far more appealing. In Autumn, resplendent colours of an Indian summer where red leaves clash with blue sky, and in Winter how delightful to find a new pair of Christmas Vilebrequin shorts under the tree!
Zaza de Brito is Vilebrequin’s designer and she draws her inspiration for the collections from fashion design themes around the World, Current collections are inspired by India; Safari animals; geography and global events; exotic animal nature in Miami; the forus seasons of the year.
The founder of Vilebrequin started his iconic brand in the 1970s by cutting up a white and red chequered tablecloth in search of a bathing suit that was suitable for swimming. Whilst happy with the revolutionary cut, he was not satisfied with the fabric and kept experimenting with fabrics until eventually he found a spinnaker textile which dried remarkably fast. It was this that changed the face of men’s swimwear. Initially, Vilebrequin creations were only distributed in Saint Tropez but soon gained a fantastic reputation amongst the Saint Tropez regulars but Vilebrequin only gained international prominence when its current owner, TRB International purchased the brand.
Meaning ‘crankshaft’ in French, the brand is synonymous with colourful and practical swimwear. The Vilebrequin collection today has hundreds of different styles, both long Okoa and standard Moorea and ranging from elastic waistbands to those with more stylized cuts featuring a flat waistband and lace up or grommet fastenings. Each year, Vilebrequin issue a new set of prints and the trunks attract a following similar to the prints of Hermes ties. Vilebrequin then launched it’s a like father like son marketing concept whereby a miniature version is available from the age of 6 months only.
Vilebrequin shorts have a one-piece mesh lining which makes them comfortable to wear, and they feature such details as a button hole stitched into the back pocket which avoids the ballooning effect usually experienced when entering the water in other shorts. Vilebrequin also provides a full range of beach accessories including linen shirts, tee-shirts, polo shirts and sunhats all featuring the iconic Vilebrequin logo. Vilebrequin trunks are always accompanied by a waterproof pouch made with a specially treated canvas that prevents other items in your suitcase from getting wet.
Other designer swimwear collections include:
- Maryan Mehlhorn
- Melissa Odabash
- Pain de Sucre
- Melissa Odabash
- Sea Folly
- Lise Charmel Swimwear