Designer Spotlight: Kes
KES Elongated Peruvian Wool Handknit Hoodie
Queen Anna curates collections from emerging designers. This week's spotlight falls on Kes by Lia Kes, who was recently featured on Vogue's website.
KES Green Military Sweat Pants, Kes Raw Wood Edge Texture Wool Jacket
Lia Kes grew up on a kibbutz in Israel where all of the community's clothing was produced on-site. The clothing was all simple, practical and high quality. She went on to study fashion design at Shenkar College in Tel Aviv and relocated to New York City after graduation. Here, Lia launched her namesake collection in the Upper West Side of the city.
All of Lia's designs draw from her childhood on the kibbutz. The pieces are raw and natural while maintaining dreamy vibes. The designs maximize the use of the luxurious fabrics, meticulously made to drape beautifully. Often designs are patterned around the cuts of other pieces, to use fabric scraps in an innovative, upcycled, no waste way. Kes is becoming well known in the world of fashion and often works with celebrity stylists and photographers. A few of her recent collaborations include styling by Dianna Lunt and Guy Hecht photographed by Elizabeth Lippman.
Kes's designs are practical yet beautiful, additions to the Queen Anna wardrobe.
Kes Wave Sleeve Velvet Slip Top
The photos in this article are from Vogue.com and were selected because they feature Kes pieces that we carry in store here at Queen Anna.