Orient NY is a beachwear collaboration founded by Cecile Casablancas in 2017. It provides established and emerging artists with the opportunity to create an image specifically for swimsuits, towels and accessories, and enables them the freedom to execute a personal, witty, or whimsical pattern.
It is then printed on high-end fabrics very soft to the touch, for a high quality and fit.
Current collaborations include artists such as Jim Drain, Servane Mary, Lazaros, Becky Kolsrud, Jennie Jiuen Lee, Caitlin Keogh, Bozidar Brazda, Aura Rosenberg and Alex Chaves.
‘’Smooth bay boating. Quartz beach clamming. Cool water dipping. Orient NY
swimwear emerged from a day of boating, swimming and clam digging on the North Fork beaches of Long Island. In the floating drift of conversation as they lay chatting at sunset, talking about art, and film, and fashion, the artists and the designer
Cecile Casablancas agreed they should create a line of maillots that celebrated the flow and ease they found in each other’s company… ORIENT NY is a celebration of the smooth collaboration between the designer and the contemporary artists she is friends with. What has emerged is a line of limited edition, uniquely crafted, one- piece bathing suits, each distinctively showcasing a sole artists’ individual vision.’’
Veronica Gonzalez-Pena, writer, filmmaker.