In 2014, NIKBEN launched their first collection with the ambition to bring new life to swimwear with their ground breaking, unpredictable and fun-filled designs. Today, NIKBEN’s swim shorts are represented in over thirty countries worldwide and can be found in department stores such as Nordstrom, Galleries Lafayette, Selfridges and Harrolds.
NIKBEN is a Swedish fashion brand that takes the legacy of the vintage swim shorts and combines it with twisted, playful patterns. The result is fashion beachwear for men who want to make waves with their beach clothing. All the styles feature a tailored, slightly slim silhouette reminiscent of the pastel-colored beach life on the Mediterranean or in the Hampton's in the 50’s and 60’s. NIKBEN’s signature swim shorts, made with quick drying premium fabric, features daring prints with a classic finish, and a flattering retro silhouette.
It is not a rare sight to find traditional wallpaper and flowery prints on men’s swimwear today. A classical concept that NIKBEN believes can be further developed by offering swimwear that conveys not only a pattern, but also a statement or an unforeseen "twist". NIKBEN conveys a lifestyle, it is a short that can be worn all year and on different occasions, not only to the beach or for swimming. NIKBEN is not simply in the business of selling swimwear - NIKBEN sells dreams of summer, sun and happy moments.
They were featured in Esquire Magazine and as the number one new brand to watch for in Monocle Magazines Paris Menswear.
Nikben continues to evolve adding new prints and styles to the collection, even collaborating with a few fantastic retailers such as Gin & Tonic collaboration with Caliroots and Minions by artists Craig and Karl for Colette.