RASTA MONSTA

billabong announces their next collection for bob marley.

We're always a little suspect of "resort" collections, since they debut in November and contain lots of swimsuits - alas, most of us are spending Christmas shoveling snow from our parents' driveways, not sunning in St. Tropez.  But although Billabong's new Bob Marley collection does indeed contain bathing suits and board shorts, it's forgivable because it's too much fun.  Using archive prints of Marley's concert photographs, along with iconography from his Jamaican homeland, the range veers from easy (concert tees, smiley-face tanks) to almost cheeky (A Rastafarian bikini? Really?).  And they've mercifully thrown in a few long-sleeved tees and hoodies, just in case you're not lucky enough to live in a warm climate - or have a Caribbean plane ticket for your holiday travels.

Billiabong x Bob Marley, $30 - $60, available now online.