Lissa Zwahlen Thoeny is a designer and stylist living and working in Los Angeles. After earning a degree at FIT in New York, she moved to Los Angeles where she found a creative community that became home. Drawn to the beachside culture, her perspective on this easy going lifestyle was informed by a deep appreciation for design and clothing. Her work for some of the early Surf companies helped define iconic brands such as Gotcha, Quiksilver and Roxy.
She continued with quintessential California lifestyle brands, Mossimo, Seaton, and Alternative Apparel, quietly influencing the world’s concept of style through her attention to basics. Aquarius Cocktail or AqC, is Lissa’s work presented in simple carefully detailed silhouettes designed to add an easy sophistication to daily dressing. Her love of a casual attitude runs through the core of the brand.