With its roots dug deep in quality craftsmanship and refined tailoring, KGL finds its identity by playing with the principle of paradox. KGL aims at its continuous endeavours of delivering intellectually designed statement neo-luxury with ‘a cool brand’ element. The brand language embodies a youthful and free spirit that draws inspiration from the current zeitgeist and in return adds back to the cultural sphere, an engaging and vivid visual play of intersecting lines, sublime shapes, textures and tempting colors.
Our perspective on self-expression and freedom of speech is built into the fabric of the brand. Celebrating a non-traditionalist point of view, we intend to deconstruct the rigid perception of tailoring as well as gender stereotypes. We combine elevated construction with elements that authentically define “now” and use humour as a vehicle to communicate our values and ideas.
was born in 1989 in Chandigarh, India. Post high school, Kanika’s affinity to design translated into a raging passion. A graduate of National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India and later, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, eager to experiment, she went on to explore opportunities with the best in the industry. A series of varied internships later, Kanika, having satiated her appetite for a multidimensional profile, stepped closer to her passion. From illustrious apprenticeships at Prada, Marchesa, Adidas Group, Bibhu Mohapatra to name a few, Kanika delved into the world of exquisite garments and more importantly, bespoke philosophies. Her strenuous hours at these design houses were exceedingly instrumental in establishing her obsession for quality and detail. It was here that the designer streamlined her precious influences into a singular, more compact design philosophy.
Since the brand initiation in December 2014, Kanika has received multiple accolades for business success. She was a part of Entrepreneur India 35U35 list, Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2019, amongst the top 8 designers for Vogue Italia x FAD talents 2019, amongst top 7 designers changing the face of Indian fashion by Vogue India, amongst top 5 designers for Vogue India Fashion Fund 2016, a part of Vogue India’s 28 under 28 list in 2015, amongst top 6 Gen Next Talents by IMG Lakme Fashion week and designer to look out for in 2014 by Grazia India. With the headquarters in New Delhi, India, the brand showcases it’s collections on a regular at New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week along with showcasing in India at IMG Lakme Fashion Week, Mumbai and FDCI India Fashion week, New Delhi. It has its presence in prominent markets such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA, UK, Japan, Europe along with India. In the past, KGL has collaborated with renowned brands; Adidas Originals, Smartwater, Absolut to name a few and has be worn by global icons such as MIA, Huda Kattan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Lilly singh, DJ Snake, Manuel Turizo and many more.