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Elizabeth McKay is a youthful, luxury label defined by classic American sportswear with a modern sensibility. Since 2006, Founder and Creative Director, Elizabeth McKay Jenkins, has been pairing big bold prints and an inspired color palette with luxurious fabrics and classic lines. Her attention to detail and versatile style has led to the creation of a collection defined by timeless silhouettes with smart, sexy, feminine flair. Elizabeth’s designs are carefully crafted to fit and flatter the female form. Interesting necklines, simple cuts, and vintage detail have come to embody today’s collections. Sophisticated and glamorous, Elizabeth McKay seeks to deliver a classic American aesthetic that will easily transition from day to night. Elizabeth McKay can be found online and in over 200 specialty stores throughout the United States.
Elizabeth McKay was ultimately born out of founder Elizabeth McKay Jenkins's lifelong love of fashion. After graduating from New York's Parsons School of Design, Elizabeth began her career in fashion by impressing different design houses (Tibi and CJ Laing). In 2004 she successfully designed and helped launch the label TS Dixin (which she named after her nephews Taylor, Spencer and Dixon). Knowing that she had a lot more to offer the fashion world, Elizabeth took the bold step in 2006 of leaving the firm she co-founded and risked her most valuable asset on her new venture… her name. Today’s Elizabeth McKay continues to hold true to Elizabeth's goal of creating a line that brings impeccable glamour to any body type. With her vision of looks that translate well from day-to-night without compromising expert tailoring and her love of intricate details, women are delighted to find personal touches that not only look gorgeous but handle today's practicalities. Sophisticated and glamorous, Elizabeth McKay continues to embrace and redefine the American Aesthetic.
"I have always been inspired by color. As a child of the 80's, I grew up admiring the powerful colors and whimsical prints of the era. Color and print are the cornerstones of this line and define each collection I create. Each print is unique and speaks to me through color. The prints are bold, creative, colorful and conversational. I love matching up my prints with rich and luxurious fabrics – fabrics and textures that convey a feeling of time and place. I worship Grace Kelly and Jackie O. Both women embodied femininity, were impeccably dressed and maintained a timeless sense of style that could be contemporary in any year. I love women who dress for themselves and believe that casual never means careless. And, more than anything, I love creating timeless, versatile pieces that that are comfortable and wearable and represent true feminine expression."