LISA KINGSLEY LAUNCHED KINGSLEY IN 2007 AS A SMALL-BATCH HANDBAG COLLECTION ROOTED IN HER SOULFUL, MODERN AESTHETIC. THE USE OF NATURAL MATERIALS + A     WABI-ESQUE DESIGN SENSIBILITY DEFINE THE KINGSLEY LOOK. AUTHENTICITY + AN INTIMATE CONNECTION TO THE MEXICAN ARTISANS WHO CRAFT HER DESIGNS ARE ALSO PILLARS OF THE DESIGNER’S PHILOSOPHY.

 

IN 2013, AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE OF WORKING CLOSELY WITH MEXICAN ARTISANS + SPLITTING TIME BETWEEN NY/CHI/LA + SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, KINGSLEY MADE THE DECISION TO MOVE FULL TIME TO MEXICO + COLLABORATE WITH LEATHER, METAL, GLASS, STONE, WOOD + TEXTILE ARTISANS. THIS CREATIVE JOURNEY RESULTED IN THE EXPANSION OF THE BRAND, WHICH NOW FEATURES FOOTWEAR, JEWELRY + A SCENT COLLECTION, IN ADDITION TO KINGSLEY HANDBAGS.

 

HISTORICALLY, KINGSLEY DESIGNED READY-TO-WEAR + DENIM COLLECTIONS THAT SOLD THROUGH OVER 250 RETAILERS WORLDWIDE. NOTABLE ACCOLADES INCLUDE BEING CHOSEN FOR THE "VOGUE 100" GROUP OF INSPIRING WOMEN IN FASHION + BUSINESS, BY US VOGUE MAGAZINE. LISA WAS ALSO PRESENTED WITH FGI'S "RISING STAR" AWARD IN 2010. A FEW OF CELEBRITY'S WHO HAVE WORN KINGSLEY'S DESIGNS INCLUDE MADONNA, GWYNETH PALTROW, CAMERON DIAZ, ANGELINA JOLIE + OPRAH WINFREY.