Designer Spotlight: Kiya Tomlin | EP 125


We are kicking off the new year with focusing on powerful, fabulous women changing the fashion industy for the better! YAASSSS.

Kiya Tomlin is the woman of the week who is our new obsession! Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Kiya is a couture designer that started her own ready-to-wear line after figuring out that clothes need to made to fit people, not meaurements. Her casually elegant styles are for real life and real women. Each and every garment worthy of being seen, enjoyed, admired, and appreciated. Just like the moments that inspired them. And the beautiful, incredible women they’re made for. #PREACH

 

Through years of garment construction experince, her namesake sustainable brand are clothes that are ageless, elegant, seasonless and flattering without constriction.  We can honestly say her clothes are designed to spend more time on real bodies than on hangers. Fabrics are made from bamboo, known to drape nicely over middles with comfort and ease.  It all started with her dress that she made for herself that she could work in, run with her kids, and go on date night in. Everyone started asking where she got her dress and soon started making them custom for her customers. 

As Kiya sent Holly the twisted tee- jersey top-let’s be honest, she’ll take 3. GET. ONE. NOW. 

Everything is made in Pittsburgh in her storefront, which means she creates in small batches, which means the is intentional about how they lay the fabric to decrease waste and donate it to several community services around the area. Loving this journey for her. 

 

Since her husband is All-star coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers (BFD alert!), she expanded her line into an NFL collection for women which she fought to license and made her dream come true! Vote with your dollars to support Kiya Tomlin and her vision to dress women for real life and representing during NFL games. GO Steelers! 

 

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