His name’s Fioravanti, Leo Fioravanti. The Italian professional surfer channels James Bond, the world’s greatest spy in Objects of Desire – a short film created to promote Quiksilver’s Highdye Boardshorts.
In Objects of Desire, Leo plays a Bond-like figure cruising between Monaco and Hawaii. We see him take out bad guys, get the girl and causes random explosions – his Quiksilver Highdye Boardies are never far away.
Here’s Quiksilver’s pitch for the shorts: “The Highdye is for the person who demands everything from a boardshort — from Champagne sessions on a luxury boat to double-up slabs on a forgotten coast. They’re the one accessory you can trust on any mission.”
The Highdye Boardshort is the result of collaboration with Stab Magazine. They’re made with Quiksilver’s signature Diamond Deluxe fabric to prevent rashes and the Dryflight technology ensures they don’t stay wet for long.
The boardies also feature F’nlite Neoprene side panels and a double snap closure with a velcro fly as a tribute to the original Quiksilver boardshort designs. They’re lightweight, quick-drying and ultra-flexible. Quite simply, they’re designed by desire. They land on cinema screens, I mean arrive in surf shops real soon.
Bond did go surfing that one time in Die Another Day, to North Korea in fact. Not one of his finest outings. For more boardshort action, head over to our fashion page.