Nautica

Set on becoming an architect, David Chu had a change of heart when he took a summer drawing class at the Fashion Institute of Technology . After a failed business venture in Taipei, Chu returned home and found a job designing coats and jackets. Taking his inspiration from the sailor’s coat, Chu’s designs were received positively at Barneys and Bloomingdales which gave Chu the confidence to venture out on his own.

Nautica was founded in 1983 with Chu’s first line being a collection of men's
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Nautica