Kenneth Barlis was born in Pagadian City, Philippines. Growing up, Kenneth Barlis has always had a penchant for elegance and luxury. In 2010, Kenneth’s enthusiasm for couture fashion resulted in the completion of his first bridal and evening gown collection, and the release of his eponymous line, KENNETH BARLIS. When Kenneth is designing, he is inspired by his surroundings every shape, every color, and every pattern. Every piece focuses on flattering the body. Kenneth’s technical knowledge of a garment’s proper fit and design, combined with his innate creative abilities, results in an effortless and timeless line that reflect the personality of the wearer. Kenneth also believes in incorporating something personal in his designs.
“I consider myself a storyteller and each of my creations are characters in the story. I believe that when you share your vulnerable side with your audience, a deeper connection is established, and the story becomes more real.”
The Kenneth Barlis brand goes beyond the traditional bridal and evening wear and reflects Kenneth’s vision to create a lifestyle positioned at the highest level of luxury and elegance. Motivated by artistic, imaginative and modern design, couturequality and impeccable customer service, the Kenneth Barlis collection holds unblemished customer appeal. The Kenneth Barlis collection has been featured on the following fashion and lifestyle publications: Vogue, Fiori, Icon, Stylo Esmas, White Wedding Magazine and many more. Besides having his annual fashion show, Kenneth’s collection has also been featured in runway shows in Toronto, Los Angeles and Paris.
As the Kenneth Barlis brand expands, so do his accomplishments and opportunities to include designing for Hollywood celebrities such as Kendra Wilkinson, Crystal Reed and Matt Lanter; creating evening gowns for Miss UniversePhilippines 2012 Janine Tugon, Miss CaliforniaUSA winners, The Voice runnerup and American Idol runnerup Jessica Sanchez. Kenneth Barlis currently resides in Southern California, where he will also be opening his first retail outlet in Fall 2015.