There's a few new followers around these parts lately, so I thought it was time for some introductions. I'm Christina. I'm the owner/designer/chief dog snuggler here at Knieriem Designs. I started Knieriem Designs in 2013. At the time, KD focused on custom designs for weddings and special occasions. Today, I still take custom orders upon request, but now I'm focusing on Ready to Wear and recently launched KD's first RTW collection (check it out here!).
I've been sewing since I was a little girl. My grandma used to make me the most beautiful dresses and I always admired her work. One day, I asked her to teach me and from there it was history. During college I worked for large retailers and small businesses and that's where I discovered my passion for entrepreneurship. During an internship in Paris, I got to work for a designer who had built her own brand from the ground up and now sells her clothing internationally (check her out here!). Seeing how she ran her business, stayed true to herself and did things differently made me realize that I could do this too. Shortly after returning home from France, Knieriem Designs was born.
Though it might seem like a one woman operation, I couldn't do all of this without my husband and partner, Albert. He is KD's resident leather craftsman, master salesperson, beta tester, #1 supporter and most recently our chief serger engineer & MVP. All of KD's leather pieces are his creation (trust me, there's more coming!) and he's even helping me learn the craft. It's a family business, y'all!
Last but not least, if you follow KD on instagram (which I highly recommend you do, here) you might recognize Coco. She is every bit as sassy as her namesake Chanel was rumored to be and is nearly always with me hanging around in the studio.
I’m so excited to be sharing this with all of you and so thankful that you’ve all come along for the ride! If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for the KD newsletter, we’ll be sending out some holiday shopping events soon and you won’t want to miss out!