Recent New York transplant Lia Kes wants you to go places in her clothes. As in more places than one.
“What I really try to do is items that will give you more, that will be season-less, that will transition from morning to evening, where you can leave the office and have a date,” Kes explained at last night’s press preview for her first retail store’s grand opening celebration, taking place tomorrow night.
It's a rare (and beautiful) thing when a blossoming fashion designer opts to move from NYC to San Francisco, but such is the case with Lia Kes. The Israeli designer who spent the last nine years in Manhattan evolving her brand from a t-shirt line to a signature collection adored by the likes of Kate Hudson and Chelsea Clinton, just opened her first retail boutique on Saturday in Cow Hollow. Kes told SF Indie Fashion that she's inspired by the sophisticated casualness of San Francisco which is apparent in the flattering drapery that you'll find in her Fillmore St. shop, often balanced with masculine staples that give it an effortless edge.