The inception of the Kevin Kirksey apparel brand started one Friday night in 2014 wanting a different designed/sewn shirt of his own that no one had created. Upon learning the history of men's apparel shirts, it inspired him to move forward and create his very own.
After discovering there was no African American Designer who owned his or her own rights to their own designed shirt in the Golf, Tennis & Polo shirt world that was different. Breaking a barrier in the polo shirt world being the first African American Designer to design, sew and manufacture new styles of shirts that are not like polo shirts. Kevin launched his apparel brand November 12, 2016 in the Dallas Runway Fashion Show.
Growing up in Mobile, Alabama, he learned how to sew being taught by his Grandmother and Mother not realizing one day he would design new clothing never seen and following his vision.
Kevin Kirksey apparel is a "Step Above" and "A Set Apart" like no other. "You Are Our Priority,” our brand, is a life style and trend setter like no other. He has embarked on this Journey and made apparel history in this area by creating his own original new designed style of double and single collars unlike any other designer in the world. At the end of 2015, the Kevin Kirksey Shirt Collection came to life.
Kevin dreamed to one day become a renowned men's apparel designer and is inspired by God almighty with an anointed gift, having no training or apparel schooling. His talent is phenomenal and a game changer pushing the fashion envelope.
Kevin Kirksey apparel is about giving back to the community from public speaking, giving away some of his apparel to bless others.
Kevin Kirksey apparel was formed from new clothing ideas and designs never seen and rarely embraced. Up until 2016, in eighty years, the polo shirt has been all the world has known and worn globally. I found out there has never been any black designer to design, create and manufacturer. Very few believed in his brand, but that did not deter him with the support of tight close-knit circle fortitude and faith took him to another level with his brand and company.
Attended the Fall 2016 Las Vegas Magic show to expose his KDK Apparel Collection to the clothing world and consumers was an eye opener taking his brand higher. With no vendor table/booth it was a success and cause him to go the next level to explode his brand to the world.
Appearing on the Valder Beebe Talk Show in Dallas, Texas radio show in 2016, sharing the news of his breaking the barrier in the Lacoste/Polo Shirt world as the first African American Designer to create his own original designer KDK shirts, giving consumers new choices.
Appearing on Heaven 97 radio show with Dr. Robert Ashley in 2016 announcing the world apparel history barrier breaking shirts, nothing like them in eighty eight years since the Lacoste shirt in 1928 in Europe.
CEO/James Thomas of the Southern Dallas Business & Living Magazine Published Article February 2016 Issue (CEO CORNER: DESIGNER KEVIN KIRKSEY). Kevin Kirksey Apparel was featured in the Fort Worth Black News Paper October 2016 --- Radio
Interview on the Rize Radio Show with DJ Thump (Las Vegas, Nevada).
Community Service Award from the Mayor --- of Memphis, Tennessee 2016.
Giving back to communities is essential, building and leaving positive legacies behind and that will touch the heart of the world with Kevin Kirksey the man well beyond the CEO/Founder and Designer of his apparel company.
Designer Kevin Kirksey’s innovative cancer collection shirts to raise streaming revenue by the end of 2017. Our company will donate the major percentage of sales to the cancer research foundations.
In November 2016 the Kevin Kirksey Collections shirts apparel line will be launched on crowd funding Kickstarter campaign with your support.
Kevin Kirksey designer collections shirts will be sold in KASH HOUSE BOUTIQUE in Fort Worth, Texas in Summer 2017.
In 2017, designer Kevin Kirksey will donate to the African American Museum of Dallas his first of its kind Framed painted art work of designer Kevin Kirksey Double and Single collars shirts that broke the barrier into the Lacoste & Polo shirt world with new style
designed shirts like no other designer in apparel history. The Y.A.M.P Shirt Collection. Original, Innovative, Step Above, Set Apart, Designed distinguished down the last stitch. The Y.A.M.P, We Originate and Don't Imitate. The Y.A.M.P is a legacy for lifetime. Nothing is impossible if you believe and keep your faith.