Kenneth Barlis, a Southern California-based fashion designer who brings his versatile dressing solutions to worldly and sophisticated women, is making his mark. He will be unveiling his Fall/Winter ’13 collection at the Filipino-Canadian Fashion Week in Toronto next April. Just last month, he returned from Barbados International Fashion Week that included designers from Oscar de la Renta and Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Siriano.
“I have been so honored to see the response to my designs,” said Barlis. “Being the opening designer in Barbados was the most exciting step in my career. It feels amazing to see my passion translated into my designs and be so well-received.”
His namesake, KENNETH BARLIS (founded in 2012), grew out of his vision to create a lifestyle positioned at the highest level of elegance and luxury. The collection is synonymous with signature and intricate layering and exquisite attention to detail.
In 2011, Icon Magazine named Kenneth Barlis as Top Designer. As a result of its whimsical approach to style and luxury, the KENNETH BARLIS COLLECTION received the top honors at the 2012 Fashion Week San Diego. This month, his finale gown can be found on the cover of Pacific San Diego Magazine.
The KENNETH BARLIS COLLECTION has been featured on Fine Magazine, Haute Magazine, Moda, Stylo Esmas, The GOODS, Vogue Italia, White Wedding Magazine, San Diego Reader, U-T TV, CW6, Fox 5 San Diego, and many others. The collection has also been featured on a music video by pop artist, Eva, and the Kendra Wilkinson’s TV series, “Kendra.” Other celebrity clients include Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Crystal Reed (MTV’s “Teen Wolf”), Gordana Galhausen (“Project Runway”), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Series), Matt Lanter (Hereos, 90210), Mary Murphy, and Ms. California 2012, Nathalie Pack.
Kenneth Barlis always puts a personal touch on his designs basing them on his own experiences on life and love. The recently released Spring/Summer 2013 collection is very dark and edgy, yet romantic. Intricate details can be seen on every piece and the use of natural materials such as feathers and seashells is prominent.