When Kim Shaw founded kika, she envisioned a clothing line that would allow women to look and feel great, a clothing line that is ultra-comfortable and stylish. More importantly, she focused on empowering women with a real business opportunity that would work within their individual lifestyles. And so kika was born.
After graduating from UCLA and embarking on a successful business career, Kirstyn decided to follow her own passion by returning to school for an advanced degree in Apparel Manufacturing Management. She joined Kim at kika after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). Together these two dynamic women make a formidable team.
Kim and Kirstyn work together from concept to production to develop every piece in the line. While everyone is excited about the new styles at the start of each season, Kim and Kirstyn are already beginning the design process for the following season. Knowledge of upcoming trends combined with an impeccable sense of style and attention to detail result in a collection that fits and flatters “Every woman, Every age, Every day.”
The fact is, Kim and Kirstyn’s combination of talent, vision, and fearlessness, along with an incredible work ethic keep kika at the forefront of women’s fashion.