FWSD 2013 Designer Spotlight | Love, Charles

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 No Comments

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Website | www.lovecharles.com

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Love, Charles was created by best friends and designers Jenna McKown and Kimberly Dooley.  The stars aligned when the two met and combined their personal passions for design and creative expression.  The Love, Charles brand combines classic bikini styles with edgy street trends while still being ahead of what is mainstream.  As a result you get sexy and unique swimwear that you can wear on the beach and out on the street.  Aside from the amazing style of their pieces, fit is their main priority.  They spend time ensuring that the fit of every top and bottom are high in quality.

McKown studied Fashion Technology and Merchandise Marketing at the University of Hawaii Maui as well as study at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/ FIDM San Diego campus.  Dooley was a personal stylist, interior designer, and was involved in video art direction. Both ladies also have experience in retail management giving them great insight into what consumers really want to buy.  When each realized that the other had such amazing talents and similar visions, there was no question that collaborating on a collection was what had to be done. They are excited to debut their S/S 2014 collection at Fashion Week San Diego.

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Fashion is our lifestyle.  It’s everything.

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Collaborating on this collection and turning it all into a career came from the passion we share for creativity.  The chance to be able to come together and create this line pushes us toward our goal of one day sharing a business. Allowing us to do what we are good at and what we love.

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We would love to grow our brand and eventually be recognized globally. It is a hope day to be featured designers in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and seeing our pieces in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue would also be a dream come true.

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We love being able to express ourselves creatively.  We think it is a privilege to be able to work with each other so closely and creatively daily.  We also love the sense of community that is received from being a part of the fashion industry.

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Swimwear inspired by street-wear.  New, sexy, edgy swimwear pieces with effortless yet risque style.

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We know Fashion Week San Diego will inspire us for future collections and will be eager to show more.  But we are most so excited for is to see what the other designers send down the runway.  We don’t know what to expect as far as what everyone else is bringing to the table and can’t wait to see what the next bikini line, couture dresses, bridal gowns, ready-to-wear, or men’s fashion will be.

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