We got to be a part of it- New York, New York Fashion Week!
Kevin’s was invited to participate in the New York Fashion Week’s ”Dressed to Kilt” Fashion Show benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation this past weekend. This event was held at the High Line Hotel. A portion of architect Charles Haight’s mid-1800‘s masterpiece and Federal Historic Landmark, the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, have been converted into The High Line Hotel. The majestic grounds and awe-inspiring cathedral are a piece of New York City history (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” was penned here) whose likes will not be seen again. The venue alone was a thrill. The bright lights, big city, Scottish Whiskey and oh, those kilts!
The Kevin’s team got the call and we answered…
With never having participated in a New York fashion show, our design team promptly put together the hunt look in a very special New York kind of way. This was an opportunity for us to showcase our Kevin’s custom line. With the help of our neighbor around the corner, Harden’s Taxidermy, we embellished our custom hats with quail and beautiful pheasant feathers that the crowd went wild for!
Kevin’s also presented our own custom faced pants, complete with the Navy SEALS tartan plaid, as well as Kevin’s finest tweed worn by Mr. Scotland.
Mr. Scotland is posing here with the lovely Anna Kelly, Kevin and Kathleen’s daughter, who modeled in the show as well.
Again, another custom Kevin’s look- our own sophisticated silk pheasant dinner jacket and the silk pheasant skirt to complement worn by famous model, Francesco, who had just flown in from Paris Fashion Week, and actress Deborah Mace.
It was NOT all about us…
The night was full of glamour and filled with larger than life stars and heroes. We enjoyed getting to know famous people from The Real Housewives of New York to Taya Kyle, American author, political commentator, and military veteran’s family activist.
She is the widow of US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. She was portrayed by Sienna Miller in the 2014 film American Sniper about her husband’s life. They, along with all of the other Navy SEALs, are truly the ones that the night was about.
The big take-away for us was we came away with more patriotism for our country and it’s real heroes. We felt encouraged that the red carpet values our look and talent. And most of all we have a fresh enthusiasm for taking Kevin’s to a more fashion driven level, while maintaining the successful outdoor apparel line we already provide to our loyal customers.
What it WAS all about…
The beneficiary of the Dressed to Kilt Ball & Fashion Show will be the Navy SEAL Foundation. The Foundation is committed to America’s elite warriors, supporting U.S. Navy SEALS, their communityand providing critical support to the families of Navy SEALS in times of illness, injury and loss.
In a nutshell, it was a privilege and an honor for Kevin’s to be a part of “Dressed to Kilt”.
We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with the Navy SEALS and Dressed to Kilt. As we learn, we grow. As we grow, we are able to better serve our customers.
Prepping for the event