Fashion label Orlebar Brown has launched some fabulous photographic summer fashions and swimwear for both men and women which feature the very hip vintage prints of photographer Slim Aarons’ swimming pools.
Slim Aarons Pool Photo Swimwear
The OB Editions are a celebration of Artists, Photographers, Illustrators and Graphic Designers – each one individual and all expertly mapped to work continuously 360° around the shorts.
Slim Aarons, born George Allen Aarons, was an American photographer noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities poolside. His photographs have appeared in countless magazines, including Town & Country, Life, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Travel & Leisure.
He made his career out of what he called “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” The photographer, who passed away in 2006, has published five beautiful photo books to his credit, all of which feature swimming pools.
For Men (BULLDOG & SETTER styles)
On The Pool Photographic Mid-Length Swim Short featuring Slim Aarons’ February 1975 photo of the swimming pool at the Princess Hotel, Acapulco, Mexico
The Pool Of Eden Photographic Mid-Length Swim Short featuring Slim Aarons’ 1978 photo of Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc
Mustique Mystique Photographic Mid-Length Swim Short featuring Slim Aarons’ 1989 February photo: Pierre Vincent Marais holidays with friends on the island of Mustique in the Grenadines
Tuscan Tanning Photographic Mid-Length Swim Short featuring Slim Aarons’ 1987 photo: Holidaymakers relax beside the swimming pool of Il Pellicano Hotel in Porto Ercole, Tuscany
Roc Pool Photographic Mid-Length Swim Short featuring the Slim Aarons’ 1969 photo: Guests round the swimming pool at the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc, Antibes, France
From the Rake Capsule Collection for Orlebar Brown featuring Slim Aarons’ 1967 photo:
Tanned bodies on the deck of Dino Pecci Blunt’s yacht in Marbella
Thatching A Plan Photographic Shorter Length Swim Short featuring Slim Aarons’ 1976 photo: Swimming pool of the Marbella Club in Andalucia looks out over the sea.
For Women (WHIPPET SHORT)
The Palm beach Pool Queue Photographic Side-Fastener Short featuring Slim Aaron’s most well-known image, that of American writer C.Z. Guest (Mrs F.C. Winston Guest, 1920-2003) and her son Alexander Guest in front of their Grecian temple pool on the ocean-front estate, Villa Artemis, Palm Beach.
Mustique Mystique Photographic Side-Fastener Short featuring Slim Aarons’ 1989 February photo: Pierre Vincent Marais holidays with friends on the island of Mustique in the Grenadines
Brella The Ball Photographic Side-Fastener Short featuring Slim Aarons’ 1973 photo: Guests relax on the beach of a private island owned by Philippine Airlines President, Benigno Toda Jr. Philippines
Pier Pinups Photographic Side-Fastener Short featuring Silm aarons’ 1959 photo: A group of young women in their bathing suits on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
• 100% polyester
• Signature side fasteners to adjust
• Two side-angle front pockets and one zip back pocket
• Mesh net lining (100% polyester)
• Zip fly and metal snap closure
• Hardware manufactured in heat preventing Zamak (nickel-free)
• Double fused, non-elasticated 4 part shaped waistband
• Machine wash (cool 30°)
• Designed, sourced, and manufactured in Europe
• Includes branded, waterproof drawstring bag
Shop for these and more here at Orlebar Brown Update: The collection has long since sold out.
Jonathan Adler also happens to have a large selection of Slim Aarons photo prints for sale here.