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Origin Of Oceans was inspired by a life of travel, adventure, and saying “YES”. Of fearlessly embracing the “Out of Office” auto-response subject line and channeling that spirit in daily life. This launch really is a culmination of the experiences the designer behind the brand – Kathleen Bily – collected in her time on this beautiful planet. It’s a celebration of the amazing people, places, and memories that have graced the designer’s life and left an impact. And with every sketch, every fabric selection, every stitch, she is infusing all of that energy into each piece. Origin Of Oceans essentially means the origin of life. Which the designer chose to embrace and celebrate every day. The mission in the brands’ swim line is not only to create beautiful swimwear that is of the highest quality and a reliable source for amazing fit and style, but is to create awareness and support the efforts to clean our oceans and beaches to help save, heal, and preserve the life that gives us life.
"You have to start somewhere, and you have to have a willingness to learn. Design is very subjective so don’t be discouraged if someone doesn’t see what you see."
How did you become interested in fashion design?
I initially became interested in fashion design as a young girl growing up in Texas learning how to sew with my grandma and Mom. My parents always encouraged me to be my authentic, creative self and I took that advice head on. I added fashion design as my double major in college and moved to NYC right after school to pursue my dreams.
What do you think are the most important skills for a fashion designer?
Passion and determination. You have to start somewhere, and you have to have a willingness to learn. Design is very subjective so don’t be discouraged if someone doesn’t see what you see. Fashion is art!
What’s your favorite fashion decade?
What’s your favorite fashion city?
New York City.
What’s your favorite project you’ve ever worked on?
Becoming an entrepreneur and taking the leap to start my own swimwear line!