Model Hilary Rhoda and hockey star Sean Avery dive into their first joint venture: a line of his-and-hers preppy-chic beachwear.

By Lindsey Olander
June 16, 2015
Hilary Rhoda & Sean Avery
Credit: Robert Maxwell

Runways and ice rinks may be their natural habitats, but fashion model Hilary Rhoda and her fiancé, the former New York Ranger Sean Avery, feel equally at home by the shore. “We’re very good at sitting on a beach for days when we need to decompress,” Avery says. In their six years together, the pair, who call New York home, have jetted to warm-weather destinations like Jamaica, St. Bart’s, and Tulum, Mexico, and spent their summers in the Hamptons.

Their travels became the inspiration for their just-launched capsule collection with swimsuit brand Solid & Striped. The line—neutral color-block one-pieces and bikinis, quick-dry ponchos and swim trunks, and a unisex chambray button-down—is informed by the duo’s polished sense of style, but also by sheer practicality. “I’m always stealing one of Sean’s shirts to throw over my bikini, and he wanted a bathing suit he could wear into town yet still look put together,” Rhoda says. “We wanted to create clothes that we’d want to wear ourselves—and see each other wearing."

For the couple's on-the-road exercise tips, head this way.