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Lissa Zwahlen Thoeny is a stylist and designer living and working in Los Angeles. After earning a fashion degree at FIT in New York, she moved to LA where she found a creative community that felt like a new home and she began to flourish.
Lissa was drawn to the beachside culture. Her perspective on this easygoing lifestyle was informed by a deep appreciation for design and clothing was the perfect outlet for her. Her work with companies like Gotcha and Quiksilver helped to define what we now know as surf style. But perhaps most profoundly, she created Roxy for Quiksilver and established the first large scale female brand in surf culture. Lissa didn’t set out to change the world, but her work with Roxy is indeed the precursor to the movement for women’s empowerment that is gaining ground through lifestyle brands today. After Roxy she continued to work for labels such as Mossimo and Alternative Apparel, and once again quietly influenced the world’s concept of style through close attention to fashion basics.
Lissa is focusing on her own venture for the first time. Her love of the perfect tee and a casual attitude with deep sensibilities will forever be what defines her. Aquarius Cocktail is Lissa's work presented in its most minimal form: simple, but carefully crafted silhouettes. The concept has been created to layer into any existing wardrobe adding an easy sophistication to daily dressing.
Aquarius Cocktail will be one of our new designers at the Summer Pop Up Sample and Stock Sale opening June 20 to July 1 at Manex France Display 126 West 25th street b/w 6th and 7th. Open daily 10 to 7 and closed all Sundays.
Shop and discover scores of boutique designers at up to 80% off for a very limited time.
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