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Fri, 2016-08-19 03:52

Meet Kelvin Haydon of KH Design

Milwaukee native and Columbia College alum Kelvin Haydon won the North Avenue/Fond Du Lac BID 32 business plan competition and is over the moon excited about moving into to the newly renovated mixed use building located at 2025 W. Fond Du Lac Avenue. Haydon known for his dramatic run way fashions is quickly gaining well deserved attention for his daily wear.

Haydon is no stranger to the fashion scene, he began his career working for clothing manufacturer JH Collectibles and the fashion house of Marc Jacobs. Since 1991 Kelvin has been making a name for himself with avant-garde fashions. Most notable are his runway designs that pay homage to old Hollywood, Haydon is now making his mark on daily wear.

The winner of the 2012 Little Rock Fashion week is taking his designs off the runway and into the homes of everyday people who have a keen eye for great fashion. Although Kelvin has been designing professionally for over ten years. He feels like he is just starting to enjoy his talents and the opportunity it brings. When asked about his hesitation with success, he explains that the road is complicated and it has been filled with life lessons and responsibility.

A father and most recently a Grandfather, Kelvin is more methodical with his work and now looking to build a legacy for his children. “For a while, I stopped liking what I was doing and took a regular job. I soon learned that I am not built to work for someone else. I found myself falling in love with designing again and made sure to work with people who can afford to pay for my work and understand that there is more to it than just sewing two pieces of cloth together.”

He understands that not all the Milwaukee community, can afford to pay for runway fashions and has a plan to produce clothing accessible to wide range of people looking to dress in quality clothing.

When asked what he hopes to accomplish if he wins the competition, “I want to create traffic stopping windows with my fashions. I want to get people that race through our community to slow down and see the beauty we create; I want to dress people in well-designed stylishly fit clothing at an affordable price. I want to expand the brand of KH Design and give people an opportunity to explore my work in an atmosphere conducive to a full shopping experience.”

Kelvin prides himself in creating unique fashions and the fact that some of his designs are not massed produced could mean that some fortunate woman will be wearing a one of a kind ensemble. Now what lucky lady wouldn’t want that?

KH Designs will celebrate its grand opening in January, 2016.