Kenley Collins — This Thriving Designer Marches On!

kenley-logo-4063d91fc438de030b4c716a313b6213

535927_849450068411028_4111812572285933220_n

The lovely Kenley Collins is a long-time friend of Fashion Nexus so I’m very pleased to continue to show my support of her outstanding work! So here I am now to feature her latest collection launch, “American Geisha.”

1376625_10105277901988953_3669000366245117705_n

Fans a Blossom crop top & skirt, and Geisha Garden Party dress

First though, just as a quick recap, here is a brief bio on the insanely talented Kenley. She made a huge name for herself by appearing in 2008 on the hit competitive realty TV show, Project Runway, season 5. A few years later she made a stint on the 1st season of Project Runway All-Stars. Since then, she has been working diligently as a fashion designer, creating collections that not only I love, but that truly speak to the heart of any burgeoning fashionista. Her collections make me smile, touch my heart, and make me feel so nostalgic. She takes an inspiration and really makes it come to life. She’s gone “As if” with Clueless

kd3

said it’s Grease lightning with her Pink Ladies line

kd2

taken us back in true fashionable style with her Marilyn Monroe inspired collection

1457736_10202003308838342_15567068_n

and gave us her take on PopArt!

c1-e91c4f9b0b6a1aa768fcacf5e9c79478

Her current holiday collection is once again entitled “American Geisha.” This line has all the Kenley touches that I have come to know & love! As always, I can see Kenley’s unique designer POV & hand in each piece. Her amazing work is ever-present and more captivating than ever. Her work is vintage, an era of long ago, but as with any Kenley piece, there is still a modern vibe.

10365748_10202884338016503_1389001477374755509_n

Hummingbird party dress & Cherry Blossom Fan Wiggle dress

Her looks are always playful and full of character, demonstrating a genuine spirit for whatever underlying inspiration she is creating from in her mind. She is doing again with these American Geisha pieces what she does so well — fully embodying a given concept and making it come to life in true Kenley form & fashion. She designs for the masses and it’s so hard to not instantly fall in love with every print, style, silhouette, and piece.

10378266_849450075077694_5410686657637975560_n

Land of the Rising Sun dress

As always, you can make this collection work for you in a dress or separates piece. Here are some more amazing pieces from the American Geisha line!!!

1237554_709095185834816_3755686166065960540_n

Birds a Humming crop top & pencil skirt, and Land a Rising crop top & pencil skirt

10151436_699996750077993_6137653134545163469_n

Geisha Garden Swing dress

10645260_699996700077998_4021742833838692998_n

Cherry Fan Mandarin dress

d3-f117384a24bfb26fbe9463c4c79312d8

Hummingbird Mandarin dress on left

d5-fb942b26a644b866487e7a5b79c061ab

You can now shop online for these amazing pieces! And yes, there are still some fun menswear and accessories pieces to peruse as well!

lipstick_full_res

Kenley_3

DSCN0343

DSCN0209

You can also shop for Kenley at Slapback in Brooklyn. And check out Slapback’s owner having a great time in Collins’ American Geisha pieces!

544920_365867920247655_6665358591658782649_n

10403583_365870300247417_7230384953270396500_n

10471244_372694782898302_1965943960055843195_n

Besides designing imaginative and stunning collections, Kenley has achieved other great feats as well. A huge success for Kenley is her custom design work for major pop star Ariana Grande. Since I’m obsessed with both Kenley & Ariana I have to share Kenley’s crazy cool pieces for Ari!

ariana1-a8ca95015411d7d394fb2e32d12ef2fd

arianadress-321214c169a40dbe20e4db9ea4cf259e

arianastyle-05d5636a1d79f5ee9c07427cc0cb1f77

arianateenchoice-34ff12dbdb06347f6cc61c5cd5256372

529411_10200460785029193_331033313_n

549572_10200597468606197_486018548_n

1174917_10200477262561121_1908252887_n

1176140_10200585265541128_1705610480_n

1235457_10200506843380623_1534573103_n

1238721_10200507447355722_454340674_n

1374877_10200713015414795_1970433354_n

1380567_10200658031040220_1790316693_n

10173775_10201819551357502_4170054309987713149_n

10325759_10201939031344427_1123112917158501132_n

10337743_10201898351607459_3807008617514447313_n

ka4

Most designers are generally pleased if a major celeb dons one or two of their pieces, but clearly Ariana loves her some Kenley originals just as Fashion Nexus loves to feature them! Until the next collection launch……eagerly awaiting…….can’t wait!

One thought on “Kenley Collins — This Thriving Designer Marches On!

Leave a Reply to Angel Cancel reply