Charlie by Matthew Zink is a luxury swim lifestyle brand dedicated to the seduction of the perfect bikini. A tribute to the decadence of the 1970's and 1980's, Charlie looks to celebrate the joyful sensualtity and effortless beauty of the past.
Charlie is the vision of New York based designer, Matthew Zink. Early in his career, Matthew was fortunate enough to work with such fashion titans as Tom Ford, Stefano Pilati, and Carolina Herrera. The former Design Director for Victoria's Secret Swim and Shoes has created Charlie to indulge men and women who desire an elite swimwear experience. The 31 year old designer says, "I want to make men and women feel beautiful, and the timeless style icons of the 70's are my inspiration"
In it's third year, Charlie by Matthew Zink has expanded the collection with even more of its acclaimed swimwear as well as its complimentary resortwear pieces. The brand is also very proud to annouce the addition of Charlie Shoes for 2013. For the Resort 2013 collection, Matthew celebrates a few of his favorite Charlie Muses: Herb Ritts, Ancient Olympics, Madonna as "the American Tourist" in Swept Away, and Greg Louganis.
For the Summer 2013 collection, Matthew was inspired by Hawaii, Irving Penn's Flowers, Paulina Porizkova's years with Sports Illustrated, and Rico Puhlmann's swimwear photography for GQ in the 1980's.