You’ve heard of Postmodernism, sure, but there’s a new Post- to get your head around now: Post-Beachism. We all know the moment when you’ve just been for a swim and you’re caught in one of life’s deepest dilemmas: you don’t want to change into your normal clothes again yet, but you can’t feasibly walk around a town wearing dripping swimming shorts. Nikben to the rescue. 

Swedish label Nikben recently launched its SS20 collection, offering relaxed fashion for beach and urban life. This season sees the brand take a strong stance on sustainability, manufacturing the whole SS20 collection from recycled marine litter. While the label has grown significantly since its last collections, the signature touches are still there. The collection is steeped in tropical style: relaxed cuts are filled out by vivid colours and statement patterns as we’ve come to expect from Nikben. 

"We want to evoke the feeling of being wrapped in a tropical storm."

Benjamin Lega, Nikben co-founder & designer

We’re glad to see that the brand’s classic swimwear line moves forward with new designs while the Studio collection expands with eight pairs of men’s quick-dry shorts made from marine litter. As a whole, Nikben’s new collection shows a brand that has found its niche and is thriving within it. It may only be February, but after seeing this collection, we’re getting ready for summer.

Top picks

Nikben Bones Shorts

Cut from 100% recycled polyester, these quick-dry beach shorts for men are finished with a macabre all-over skeleton print because even revelling beach-goers need a memento mori from time to time. These men’s beach shorts feature a fine mesh lining to ensure maximum comfort. 

Nikben Bowling Terry

A returning style for Nikben, this short-sleeve Cuban collar shirt is made from super-soft cotton terry fabric, making it ideal to don post-dip. If you’re really in the mood for towelling, pair it with the Navy Terry Shorts.

Nikben I Was In the Pool T-Shirt

If we had to pick one piece to sum up the idea of Post-Beachism, it’d be the Nikben I Was In The Pool T-Shirt. This heavyweight short-sleeve T-shirt is cut from 100% organic cotton and has been garment dyed to give it washed-out, bohemian charm. A Nikben logo adorns the chest while the reverse features a statement graphic that lets everyone know exactly where you've just been.


  1. Wes Swim Shorts
    £79
  2. Aruba Bowling Terry SS Shirt
    £125
  3. Marrakech Terry Shirt
    £125
  4. Coral Bowling Terry Shirt
    £125
  5. Get Wet in Style Swim Shorts
    £99
  6. El Pino Swim Shorts
    £99
  7. Trippin' Swim Shorts
    £79
  8. Eggman Swim Shorts
    £79
  9. Black La Cucaracha Swim Shorts
    £79
  10. Black Watch Swim Shorts
    £99
  11. Tiki Tropical Swim Shorts
    £79
  12. Amazon Terry Shirt
    £125
  13. Flamingo Vice Swim Short
    £79
  14. Léonal Swim Shorts
    £99
  15. Big Banana Swim Shorts
    £79

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