From a very early age, Clarisse DeJohn is a passionate entrepreneur, at age 16, she started her first clothing company—Kickini, the California Bikini company.
Kickini gives girls of all shapes and sizes sexy yet athletic swimwear that can keep up with their active lifestyle—whether surfing, swimming, or sunbathing. From the design to the fabric to the fit, every detail of Kickini Bikini is overseen by Clarisse. In tandem with her high school coursework, she has studied advanced fashion design applications, pattern making, and sewing at the Academy of Couture Art; O.T.I.S. College of Art & Design; and the Pasadena Arts Center. Clarisse has also been identified as an ‘Up & Coming’ designer on Contemporsite.com
When she’s not busy working on new bikini designs, Clarisse can be found surfing or exploring her favorite southern California beaches, volunteering at her local cat sanctuary, or studying for finals.