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-Sabi design sensibility define the KINGSLEY look. Authenticity + an intimate connection to the Mexican Artisans who craft her designs, are also central to the designer's philosophy.
In 2013, Lisa moved to San Miguel De Allende, Mexico in order to expand her brand's product lines and developed jewelry & fragrance collections. She regularly collaborates with metal, glass, stone, wood + textile artisans locally for her productions.
Historically, Lisa's path into fashion began when colorful Batik clothing she designed in Bali landed in the hands of Madonna + sold out at Fred Segal Melrose. Lisa has since designed ready-t0-wear + denim collections that sold through over 250 retailers world-wide including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus + Saks 5th Ave.
Notable accolades include being chosen for the "VOGUE 100" group of inspiring women in fashion and business, by US Vogue Magazine. Lisa was also presented with FGI'S "Rising Star" award in 2010. She has been featured in over 75 publications including: Vogue, Teen Vogue, WWD, Elle, Bazaar, The New York Times T Magazine, Refinery 29, Time, W + In Style. A few of the celebrities who have worn her designs include Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie + Oprah Winfrey.
Lisa attended The School of the Art Institute in Chicago for her B.A. in fine arts + The Art Center in Pasedena for film school. She is a Merit Scholar Recipient + was granted an Artist-in-Residence at Ragdale Foundation for creative writing.
Lisa spends free time mentoring young students and entrepreneurs in both Mexico and the US. Over the past 2 decades Lisa has lived + worked in NYC, Brooklyn, Bali, LA, Chicago + Mexico.