With the Basta Surf Summer 2016 collection hitting stores and, we thought this would be the perfect time to sit down with designers Samantha Goodman and Emily Ford to get the scoop on what has inspired this collection.

Image via: Giuseppe DeMasi, Model: Tasha Courtney (Image Via: Giuseppe DeMasi, Model: Tasha Courtney)

What was the inspiration behind the summer 2016 collection?

  • We were inspired by bioluminescence.... Deep sea creatures and the light they exude. We wanted to have brightness against dark backdrops so there‚Äôs a beautiful contrast in colors in all of this seasons pieces. Like mercury lighting up in the ocean; we also used some metallic against bold colors which is very new for us.

What are the most important trends for the upcoming season?

  • Summer '16 trends include deep colors, dark florals, pops of bold contrasting colors & interesting trims. We are seeing lots of fresh takes on tiny bikinis & a huge comeback in the one piece which we are thrilled about.

Which pieces from the collection are recieving the best feedback from retailers?

  • Our brights with metallic color combinations as well as our one piece with neon accents have been our absolute best sellers this season. The deigns are truly unique and beautiful.

Shop pieces from the new collection below and in your favorite Basta Surf retailers.