“KINGSLEY: A STANDOUT.”
LISA KINGSLEY is an independent designer from Chicago.
Her path into fashion began when colorful Batik clothing she designed on a trip to Bali, landed in the hands of Madonna + sold out at Fred Segal Melrose. Since then, Lisa has been drawn to combine the skills of craftspeople with modern design and launched niche fashion brands that appeal to clients looking for unique, beautifully crafted goods.
Lisa created KINGSLEY as a small batch handbag collection, rooted in a soulful, modern aesthetic. The use of natural materials + a Wabi-Sabi feeling define the look. Authenticity + an intimate connection to the Artisans who craft Lisa’s designs, are central to her brand philosophy. Her designs are based on inspiration from art to tribal living to architecture and travel. She believes that true luxury is about the STORY of an OBJECT, which ultimately creates the experience and value of owning it.
In 2013, Lisa opened a studio in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico in order to expand her collection to include handmade jewelry. A year later, she designed the premiere Kingsley store, KINGSLEY MARKET to offer clients a distinct retail experience for the KINGSLEY brand. Interior aesthetics were layered with sensory communication throughout the space, from the scent of native Copal to the touch of textures and fabrics. International visitors discovered expertly crafted Kingsley objects and learned the stories behind them.
“LISA KINGSLEY HAS THE BEST EYE FOR ECLECTIC MINIMALIST DESIGN”
After 5 years in Mexico, new opportunities to evolve Stateside presented and Lisa moved back to the US. In 2019 Kingsley products will become available everywhere via a new e-commerce platform & new retail locations.
In the meantime, clients can purchase KINGSLEY items at our web-shop here.