Cassandra Gibson - Designer & Founder of CASIKA
My life journey so far has been amazing and I count my lucky stars daily for where I have been and what life lessons I have already learnt. I grew up in Umina Beach on the Central Coast of NSW and have always loved living close to the ocean. After spending many years living overseas you definitely gain a deeper appreciation of just how amazing our country is and in particular where I now call home - Sydney.
Growing up by the beach and always having a passion for creativity and fashion, I knew swimwear was what I wanted to design and create. I wanted to form a brand that reflected all the incredible things this city has to offer. Swimwear represents a big part of our Sydney culture; our coastline, the weather and our healthy well balanced lifestyle. I saw how much our presence was missing in the overseas swimwear market and I wanted to share with the world what I feel is a unique, elegant and appealing Australian swimwear brand with a story.
Before creating CASIKA I was a professional dancer for 8 years, the highlight being the 4 years I lived in Paris and danced at the Moulin Rouge. My time dancing at the Moulin Rouge allowed me to do many things; dance my dream, grow as a person, travel the world and meet some amazing people who have helped shape the person I have become. Being a part of something so beautiful and historic gives you an unbelievable feeling and it is one I have drawn inspiration from when creating CASIKA. I want women to feel empowered and confident when they wear my collection as the stunning fabrics and designs were created to do just that.
Thank you for your support, I will endeavour to keep supporting the Australian swimwear industry and stay true to an all Australian made and designed collection. It has been an incredible journey so far, I believe so much in CASIKA and I truly hope you love it as much as I do.
A special thank you to the very talented Jess Gibson who is the creator of the stunning BRIGHTON TIDE and JERVIS EDGE prints. www.jessica-gibson-studio.