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PHOTOS: Swimsuit Models At L.A.’s The Abbey Are Hungry Like Vanwolff

On Friday Vanwolff, a new L.A.-based menswear company, launched its first swimwear collections at West Hollywood’s the Abbey.

A crowd of some 300 watched as the seven models sported more than 20 poly-nylon briefs and trunks from the inaugural collections. Prey, Vanwolff’s premium line, includes 14 aquatic animal designs embedded into the fabric, while both lines boast original quotes (“I Promise To Behave This Summer,” “Looking for Trouble,” etc.) woven into the drawstrings. Designer Andrew Maxin and partner Mark Waier, a former Ford model, were inspired to launch Vanwolff in order to bring some fresh ideas to bathing suits. They call their swimwear “uninhibited and ‘Cali-chic’ — something you’d feel confident wearing at the beach or lounging in at a pool party.”

 Photos: Gabe Ayala