Lina is an apparel designer living in Boston,  currently working for New Balance.  

I have always been passionate about technical apparel in menswear. My senior thesis at Parson’s involved developing a collection of highly technical water repellent and breathable fabrics.   As a lifelong athlete and swimmer, I understand the importance for high-end training apparel to feel like a second skin, and I applied these fundamentals to my thesis collection with great success (the collection was casual yet “city” appropriate). Moreover, product integrity, materials exploration and playfulness are at the heart of my passion for garment design.