‘An hour later we were walking past rows of busy beach huts and weaving between sunbathers and Frisbee games. I was surprised that people weren't taking more notice of us’, wrote Alex Garland in The Beach. If they wearing French swimwear brand Vilebrequin, known for its playful swim shorts, then they would have got a lot more attention. Launched in the ‘70s, it captures the St Tropez joie de vivre and since then the brand has developed to use recycled materials made of plastic waste. Shop our selection of stretchy and whimsical styles.