welcome to kestan
welcome to kestan
meet the designer
Hello, I'm stephanie!
As a business owner who is both perpetually always short on time and in possession of what my mother kindly refers to as a “unique personality”, I realized that our clothing and accessories needed to simply do more. Women today live varied and rich lives, and we need fashion that can meet us wherever the day may take us.
Every piece in the collection comes straight from my heart and onto a blank sheet of paper. From there, I work hard to sample and fit each and every part of my line to ensure that when a KESTAN garment or jewelry reaches you at home, it’s of the highest quality and design standard.
I currently reside in sunny Southern California. When I’m not designing KESTAN’s next season, you can find me in the kitchen baking a ridiculous volume of banana bread, catching up on The Blacklist, or arguing with my brother over whether or not white chocolate is “real” chocolate.
the birth of kestan
"you can't be serious"
Even as a child, Stephanie always trusted her brother enough to happily follow him in adventure with no questions asked. But they weren’t children, and he wasn’t asking her to ditch last period in favor of hitting up the local diner.
Kevin was asking Stephanie to leave her job at one of Germany’s largest fashion houses to pursue her own label. He, himself, was wrapping up a Master’s degree through M.I.T. in Supply Chain Management, and on the last leg of their sibling vacation in Vienna - inspiration struck.
Maybe it was the whiskey talking, or maybe it was a brother’s complete support and faith in his sister, but after an entire sibling vacation spent listening to Stephanie gush about her passions, Kevin was inspired.
He believed in Stephanie’s voice as a designer and supported her passion for ethically made fashion. Soon, the pair were surrounded with dirty bar napkins with hastily scribbled names and designs.
By the end of the night, they were toasting to a new adventure, and a new business - KESTAN.