Growing up in the fashion industry Ocean was bound to be influenced by her mother Sabrina Notte, owner of Déjà Vu Model Management Watching an independent woman build her own modelling agency from the ground up drove me to start my own business, Wet Ink.
Back in 2015, Ocean began to sketch small pieces of art that quickly filled two sketch books. A few years later she decided to ask her parents if they’d support her in opening her own business and they were all for it. Wet Ink was born on April 7th, 2017. She began with printing her art work onto T-Shirts and Hoodies with a Vinyl heat press. Late July 2017 rolled around and That’s when she decided every piece needs to be 100% crafted by her hands. Soon enough, she found herself carefully making her own patterns and sewing pieces of fabric together with guidance from her Nonna. “I had never taken a sewing class so I wasn’t amazing but, practice is key to learning.” says Ocean.
“My first piece was a mesh high necked long sleeve that I called the “Danae Top”. Since then I’ve created Bikinis, Shorts, body suits, T-Shirts Etc for Summer wear and Coats, Pants and one pieces for Winter Wear.”
She recently had a sponsored show case of her Fall/Winter 2019 Collection “Authority” in Vancouver Fashion Week where Ten Deja Vu Model Management Girls walked in Bold trench coats, pleather dresses and plastic ponchos. Authority was the most challenging collection but, it was her personal favourite to make because it really showed who she was as a designer.
“I would not be where I am today without the help of my family and the support that everyone shows. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Wet Ink.” Ocean