Today we’d like to introduce you to Lily Kiti.
Hi Lily, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Hello, I’m Lily Kiti. I started my brand in 2020 during the quarantine.
The first collection I created was called “Quarantini Collection” A curated collection of vintage pieces styled in modern ways to re-spark the feeling of getting ready while being at home. Because looking hot is important, and getting ready has a huge correlation with our mindset.
It’s clothing for all. All pieces are hand-selected and styled. Showing people that vintage is the shit and even though it’s old it can still look trendy. Every piece has history and it’s your turn to keep the story going.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The first year I had a lot of inspiration and time to create. Sometimes, I feel uninspired and it’s hard to get the momentum going. Putting myself around creative people and spaces is very helpful with the creative process. When I get stuck in creative ruts I switch things up in my life.
Take new routes, read a new book, put me around a different crowd of people.
We’ve been impressed with LILY KITI, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Vintage clothes are styled in modern ways. I have a shoppable studio in the grove opening up in January 2022 open for bookings. Shop, bring a friend, try things on, talk all things style with me, or come talk shit.
I am most proud of the community that I have built. The “Sustainahoes” are the people that support my business and understand the importance of being a conscious consumer. Being sustainable is hot, thank you Sustainahoes for keeping the brand alive.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I have a lot of ideas that are brewing in my brain. In 5-10 years, I want to turn this small business into a brand.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: lilykiti.co
- Instagram: @lily.kiti