BETINA is a luxury t-shirt line created by Betina Ocampo in 2012 while completing her studies at Parsons School of Design. Raised by two designer powerhouses, Betina’s eye for design came naturally, creating a superior understanding of fashion over the years.
Betina’s inspiration stemmed from the work of indigenous tribal communities and craftsmen she was exposed to while traveling around the Philippines and Southeast Asia with her parents. Each design is a progressive collaboration between the young designer’s contemporary vision and the hands of skillful artisans. Together they create whimsical embellishments that give dimension to an otherwise prosaic silhouette.
For her debut collection, Betina’s unique concept of blending natural materials with intricate techniques caught the attention of Style.com‘s Marina Larroude, whose article on the designer sparked the interest of major fashion retailers, including Barneys New York. Less than a year later, Betina has landed features in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Town & Country, and shortly thereafter, a spot on Vogue.com‘s “11 Designers You Need to Know Now.”
Betina continues to expand her brand globally, working with retailers such as Ikram, Moda Operandi, Excelsior Milano, Gallerie Laffayete in Shanghai, and others.