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About: Escala & Founder Denise Katz

ESCALA swim and active wear is the concept and brainchild of Denise Katz, designer and founder.

Denise was born in Jamaica and started her swim and active wear business under theSpunk swimwear label.

She has been designing and manufacturing for over 25 years, and her collections have beensold acrossthe Caribbeanand Europe and showcased; on the runways of the Pret-a-Porter in Paris and the Igedo in Düsseldorf Germany.

Denise has dressed Miss Jamaica Universe and Miss Jamaica World contestants for many years, including Lisa Hanna, when she won the Miss World Competition in 1993. 

That year, Lisa wore a Spunk gold and white swimsuit in a photographwhich made the front page of the South African newspapers, captioned, "A smile to melt molasses."

 She's also worked with named actresses such as Halle Berry.

Denise’s love for the theatre led her to creating costumes and dancewear.

Performing since the age of 3, and always actively involved in her school productions; at the age of 16 Denise won the best female drama student in Jamaica. 

Robert "Bobby" Ghisays, the renowned actor and director, took Denise under his wing, and was instrumental in her many roles on stage and screen. One of her more memorable ones, was that of Salome in Oscar Wilde's "Salome". Denise has been on tour with many productions, 


ESCALA is a bold brand that caters to the woman on the go, who makes time in her demanding life for cherished moments to work out, be active and nurture themselves.
Exciting unique designs for the beach, the gym, yoga, or just hanging out with friends.
Always with an emphasis on quality, and using the best materials and craftsmanship, it's ensured that, true to our reputation, you'll get the best fit every time.

Denise lives in Florida, is married and has a son.

CONTACT INFO: (561) 400-7444    www.escala.online  
 Email:  escalamovement@escala.online