Tom BatrouneyCo-Founder / Menswear Designer / Photographer & Creative Director
With a love of fashion, working in branded content creation and a long presence in the surf industry, Tom has varied wisdom beyond his years. When Tom’s not shooting with the world’s best surfers in exotic locations or creating campaigns with international models you’ll find him in Sydney, Australia surfing and designing the next Men’s range for Pt. Nemo. Tom Batrouney does more than capture the action and lifestyle of surfing and fashion; he lives it and makes world class content for those who do.
Nikki CiancioCo-Founder / Womens Designer
Spending time between Australia and Europe Nikki has her finger on the world’s fashion pulse. When in Australia you’ll find Nikki sipping espresso’s with white bleached hair and spending long days at the beach in bikinis. In Italy, Nikki heads up Pt. Nemo’s manufacturing team and she knows where to get the best pizza in any city when she's not living with her Nonna in her home town in the South. While all about the fine details, Nikki is always mindful of the whole process in order to make the Pt. Nemo range not only cutting edge and of the highest Italian quality but also very wearable.
Ryna BritoMarketing Coordinator
Ryna was born in the Philippines, spent time in Singapore and Dubai and now calls Sydney, Australia home. She's a fashion aficionado and knows how to put outfits together for any occasion. In a world of digital smoke and mirrors Ryna is one of the genuine ones who you should actively seek out and follow. Ryna takes care of our marketing and knows everything about the next app for social networking months before it even appears in the app store. She's a digital artist, loves Cappuccinos, has style and grace beyond her years and is a vital part of the Pt. Nemo team.
A beautiful, elegant person out of the water and a powerful and graceful talent in the water, Georgia Fish is hard to take your eyes off. You will find Georgia where the waves are, in Australia and beyond when she’s not competing on the WQS. Based between VIC, Australia and the points of Lennox Head, NSW Georgia covers a lot of coastline. When out of the water Georgia is picking Avocados at home, doing Yoga and eating clean. With a strong, effortless sense of style, love for the ocean and positive outlook, Georgia Fish is a truly well-rounded talent.
Pt. Nemo’s chief film-maker Tyge Landa is a husband, father and wave chaser. Hailing from the South Coast of NSW you’ll find him at home with his tribe sipping cold-pressed juice or out chasing waves with the world’s best surfers. His work has appeared in cult surf films such as Elsewhere and Cluster and his huge passion for documenting surfing, the ocean and life in original ways is what makes his work some of the best around. His passport is full but he just got a new one so watch out for what’s to come from Tyge Landa.
GiuseppeItalian Correspondent & Administrator
Giuseppe is the information gatherer, the advisor and the organiser and we could not do without him. He makes sure that everything is running smoothly from planning manufacturer visits to finding the best lunch while on the go. When he's not driving allover Italy in his 'office' (car) you'll find Giuseppe reading books at the foot of a 13th Century castle near his house. He has a great eye for detail and huge experience in knowing what to do in any given situation and he is a valuable member of the team.
Chiara is our tech confidant and adviser in Italy. Her 35 years of experience and knowledge of all things in the industry are incredibly important for our workflow. She is an expert in every material, every technique and every timeline and saves and rehabilitates injured street cats in her small amount of spare time. Chiara advises us on all things technical and is a vital part of the Pt. Nemo team in Italy and we are so happy to be working with her.
Pino is in charge of our production workflow and organisation in Italy. He is incredibly passionate about his work and the industry and always has valuable advice and ideas. He has been in the industry for over 30 years and his excitement is contagious. When he's not working he's reading books or playing soccer and he will still tell you the reason he does what he does is that the new discoveries he makes everyday. We are very happy to have Pino as a part of the Pt. Nemo team in Italy.
Emanuele is the youngest member of the Pt. Nemo team in Italy. He has over 9 years experience in the fashion Industry and is also a very good soccer player. He's always good for an excitable high-five and is guaranteed no matter the weather or occasion to be dressed to kill in all black. Emanuele is a very important member of the team and we are very happy to be working with him.
INGEAdministration / Logistics Assistant
Inge is in charge of making things run smoothly in Italy. She works closely with our team and creates simple solutions to complex problems with ease. She is lightening fast on email and is an incredible cook of both Italian and German food and we can always count on her for a beautiful home cooked meal whenever we are in town. You don't always notice Inge's work but it is vital to Pt. Nemo running smoothly and we are very happy to be working with her.
Salvatore is one of the highest regarded knitwear makers in Italy. He has been working in his field for over 30 years and some of his earliest memories are from being tied to the leg of the loom machine while his mother worked. When he's not working on his maticulous designs and he has time off, which is very rare you'll find him sleeping as he loves a nap. Salvatore is a true craftsman who uses traditional, handmade techniques to make modern garments and you will see his work in all our knitted pieces.
Pietro makes our clothing patterns with us in Italy. He plays music and slides around his studio from tables where he measures garments to machines printing his next pattern. Pietro has been in the business for over 40 years and is a very important first step in our workflow. He has two kids aged 6 and 8 and when he's not pattern-making he is out and about with them. He is very passionate about his work and is in charge of taking our sketches and ideas and turning them into designs that work as garments.
Antonella runs our swimwear manufacturing and is incredible at what she does. Her experience in swimwear is vast and she works tirelessly to create the best product. She is passionate about her work and very thorough in the fine details of a garment. When something doesn't work she will spend hours making sure she finds a way to make it better and will never settle for anything less than perfect. The Pt. Nemo swimwear range is all created under the hand and watchful eye of this women and we are very lucky to be working with her and her team.
Melita makes all of our outerwear and also makes a strong espresso whenever we go and visit. She has been in the industry for over 30 years, sitting at the sewing machine working by hand on the most delicate phases of every garment. Her favourite part of the job is that she can be creative everyday and when she's not at work she listens to music and cooks for her husband and 4 daughters. With an army of incredible seamstresses behind her Melita is the general in charge of the Pt. Nemo outerwear manufacturing and her work is incredible.
Antonio is our hardware expert and specialises in hand-dying buttons. He loves buttons more than you can imagine and spends his days in a kitchen cooking buttons with natural dies to create custom colours for the Pt. Nemo range. When you see a button on our garments it has been created by hand in the most natural of ways by Antonio in his shop kitchen in Italy with an eye that has over 30 years of experience. He is a problem solver and a true artist and we are happy to have him in charge of our hardware.
Gianfranco is Mr Denim. He is an expert with over 35 years in the industry specialising in denim and different washing techniques. Not only does he create all of our denim products from start to finish but he makes them using the most sustainable practise we have been able to find. When he's not creating the next product range for Pt. Nemo you'll find him relaxing in his house overlooking the ocean. We are very happy to be working with Gianfranco, one of the best producers of denim garments in Italy.