The Calle Del Mar line (USA)
Aza Ziegler is a designer based between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Her colorful freelance fashion features sports and surf culture mainly for women. She became interested in fashion at a young age. Her mother and grandmother taught her how to sew as a girl, and in high school, she started a line of sustainable one-of-a-kind pieces with her friend that got a lot of press. She then went on to study fashion at the Pratt Institute and upon graduating received a fellowship and started her own line, Calle Del Mar. She was approached by buyers at her school fashion show and sold her pieces directly off the runway. She has been in the business for about two years now, drawing inspiration from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s retro, beachy California culture. Her archive of vintage athletic wear and vintage beach wear has taken off, being featured in Nylon and Elle. Her advice to young designers is to believe in your work and not to take no for an answer, be persistent, and most of all be true to who you are and let that come through in your work.
The Calle Del Mar line was founded in May 2014 by California native & Brooklyn based designer Aza Ziegler. CDM draws influenced from 60's & 70's vintage surf/skate culture, the beach boys, and vintage USA made athletic wear. After receiving her BFA in Fashion Design at Pratt Institute Ziegler gained attention for her Effortless silhouettes & imaginative textiles. Ziegler has been featured in Women's Wear Daily, Elle & Nylon, among many other noteworthy publications. The CDM collection is produced entirely in the United States and strives to keep the working conditions of their factories safe & happy!