Marissa Borelli Creates Winning Designs for Mizuno
The rapidly approaching 2016 Rio Olympics are going to be a nonstop festival of fitness and fashion, as extraordinary athletes and fervent fans from around the globe converge on Brazil to partake in the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.
Whether training, competing or simply taking in the sights, it’s important for the athletes to remain comfortable and confident while looking their best as they represent their respective countries. With more than a century of leadership in sporting goods — including a wide variety of athletics apparel — Mizuno will be turning heads at the Games and beyond.
Marissa Borelli of Borelli Design is proud to be part of Mizuno’s winning design team developing the latest lines of apparel for the world’s greatest athletes.
Giant Leap Forward
Marissa brings a first-hand understanding of athletes’ needs as well as a trained eye to her designs for Mizuno. She was part of UCLA’s nationally renowned women’s volleyball program while she attended college. She further refined her skills and defined her sense of style at the widely respected Parsons School of Design in NYC.
Since that time, she has enticingly blended fashion and fitness through her work for a variety of activewear companies — as well as her own line of lifestyle and infinity scarves, wrap dresses, and more that are popular with everyone from Olympic silver medalist April Ross to people who simply like to look fit and fabulous wherever they go!
Mizuno – Never Settle
Mizuno was founded just ten years after the first Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896, and the company has worked steadily to advance sports in Japan and throughout the world ever since. In 2012, Mizuno USA contacted Marissa with some concepts for men’s and women’s apparel in various sports categories.
Marissa met with top Mizuno athletes to get their feedback on the first designs as she worked to create apparel that they would be proud to wear. She took the concepts from research to sourcing and from design to sampling. One year later, Marissa’s sketches have been transformed into the products pictured here that are being provided to prospective Olympians — and are available at leading sporting goods retailers as well as online.