A stop-in at Lia Kes can be aptly categorized as a fashion explosion experience. Chic silhouettes brimming with subtle simplicity are lined up, one by one, on both sides of this elongated atelier. The collections are totally NOW and most assuredly encourage you to strut your stuff and to coin another phrase: it’s all in the attitude.
Oversized mirrors, propped up against butter painted walls, are positioned at a just-so tilt while resting on clean light hardwood flooring which gives the shop a gallery-like look.
Even the corner dressing room is screened with a custom designed lame drape. So, instead of a traditional art gallery, Lia Kes has created a fashion gallery.
Lia Kes herself, is at the helm of the vogue-in-motion operation. The very talented Lia is the picture perfect model of a designer, manufacturer and retailer.
She juggles all aspects of her business while remaining acutely aware of her focus. Lia has a keen eye for flattering shapes and a cognition of what’s current in apparel trends. She translates this through the fabrics to insure that each style is as tantalizing as the next.
Mission accomplished: Lia Kes is a step or two in front of the great trend setters of in-vogue society.
Yes, there are at least a dozen standouts, but just to highlight, there’s an exaggerated shirttail silk lame tunic in pale gold or black. Get both, you won’t be sorry.
Then, there’s the strapless little black dress that just happens to be leather in front and ponte knit in back. So, not only is this at the pinnacle of allure, its also practical. And not to be ignored is the perfect 2010-11 one shoulder shaped dress, appropriately named The Venus Dress. If you’re inclined to give 2010 the cold shoulder, this is the dress to wear on New Year’s Eve!
Sophisticated dressing with a dash of certainty quite accurately describes the posture at this around-the-corner-from-Union Street boutique.
Should you visit the shop when Lia is in, she’ll greet you as a welcomed guest.