We all know what it’s like to follow in our parents’ footsteps. With her mother creating mosaics using exquisite materials, it’s no surprise that Kesi Gibson made the jump from finance to fashion to create Kyu Mélange. This Jamaican designer and alumna of the prestigious Wharton School of business in Pennsylvania designs beautifully handcrafted bags for both men and women, drawing inspiration from different cultures and combining vibrant raw materials from countries such as Turkey, Argentina, and Jamaica. Each has a wonderful combination of fabrics, is incredibly fresh, and is a functional wearable piece of art. Look out for Gibson’s holiday collection this November, and her expansion to cool jewellery.
Alia Michèle Orane
For more information on retail outlets and items for purchase, visit www.kyulmelange.com