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Evan Mock launches swimwear range with Acacia | Entertainment and celebrity news

Evan Mock is launching a collection of swimwear and clothing with Acacia.

The Gossip Girl star, skater and designer label Sorry in Advance has teamed up with the Hawaiian label for a new limited-edition collaboration inspired by her own hometown of Waimea Bay on O’ahu’s North Shore.

He told WWD, “Every project I work on, I try to glorify Hawaii. Hawaii is everything to me.

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“Basically, Hawaii is the best place in the world and everyone who goes there gets stuck there or wants to come back as soon as they leave.

“And it’s just such a big part of my lifestyle that I always try to honor that. And [the brand] Acacia kind of embodies this whole beach life situation.”

The collection will feature 46 pieces including men’s, women’s and children’s swimwear and street-to-street beachwear.

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He praised Acacia founder Naomi Acacia Newirth – who started the label in 2010 and is its creative director and designer – and her team for knowing “their shit”.

He added: “Naomi and them, they exploited it so much with swimsuits.

“They know their shit pretty well and basically all I had to do was contribute ideas and design. They figured out the rest.”

There’s also a bonus for Evan working with someone he’s been friends with for a long time, which is how he prefers to work.

He explained, “That’s kind of the only reason I do anything. I like working with my friends.”