About

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 its fourth 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 2014 for men and women.

For the Resort 2014 collection, Matthew paid tribute to Helmut Newton, Carine Roitfeld, Sharon Stone, Brian Buzzini, and Viva Magazine.  This season's pieces are grounded by our Charlie Zebra print complimented with a graphic palette of Black, White, Lipstick, Nude, Cognac and Fatigue.
 
For the Spring 2014 collection, the season was inspired by the iconic María Félix, filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, and the illustrations of Antonio Lopez.  Celebrating their color, character, and charisma with a rich abundance of prints in tiger, cheetah, bandana, and wave painted in a blend of terra cotta, burnt orange, turquoise, black cherry, platinum, and Caribbean blue.   The collection launches in February, 2014.