Posts in Alumni 2016
Sheeva Van Gemeren

Sheeva Van Gemeren, is co-founder and designer of Lo Swim. Lo Swim is a Northern California based swimwear brand designed by former competitive swimmers with the goal of enhancing competitive training swimwear. Sheeva is a former Davis competitive swimmer, who set out to create something she never had during her collegiate career, a fashion forward suit that stood up to the intense demands of training. One of the components of her design process is to distribute samples to the Davis and Cal swim teams, so each piece is rigorously tested and perfected before going into production.

Her company designs a hydro-dynamic, fashionable alternative to Speedo, and provides competitive swimmers and triathletes with suits that combine ultra-durable fabric with adjustable elements to ensure a custom fit—while incorporating unique style elements unlike any other training suit. Sheeva would like to explore the possibilities of using the Intel Curie to track performance.

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Mahsa Gharahgozli

Mahsa is an unrelenting idealist when it comes to design. “I spent years searching for the perfect pair of pants” she explains, “finally I designed them myself…I call them magic pants because when a woman puts them on she instantly looks fantastic!”

Starting with one perfect pair of black pants, Mahsa has achieved her dream and much more.  Her debut prêt–à–porter collection targeted to urban women on the move, combines her keen attention to fit and detail in pieces that are simultaneously understated and strikingly bold.

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