I made the fortunate discovery of fashion designer Kirsty Druce and her brand ‘KD Designs’ on Instagram. KD Designs is a fashion company, based in Edinburgh that stocks a range of handmade items; from t-shirts, to flower crowns and even jewelry items.
Eighteen year old Kirsty says, ‘My designs are inspired by a variety of things, from tattoos to wallpaper samples. Most pieces have a natural theme to them or a boho vibe, something that derives from my personal style. All the pieces sold on the website (kddesignsofficial.bigcartel.com) are ones which I’m passionate about and am proud to be associated with.’
I received KD’s ‘ Geometric arrows T-Shirt’ and blue infinity bracelet (both pictured) and was impressed by the great quality of both products. The geometric T-Shirt has an extremely wearable, versatile design, yet still stands out as very unique compared to any tops available in the high street. And for the price of £20, definitely a worthwhile wardrobe investment. I have also received many compliments on the infinity bracelet, which is like no jewelry I have ever seen available on the high street- however I’m not the first to discover KD designs. Since it’s establishment, around December 2013, Youtuber ‘Zoella’ (Zoe Sugg) has recently posted a video, in which she is wearing a KD Designs Flower Crown- one of the company’s most popular items! As well as this, instagram fashion blogger ‘hayleighjm’ (Hayleigh McCullough) featured KD’s ‘lol ur not Matt Healy’ T-Shirt – a personal request that went on to become another best-seller.
Despite having products that could sell themselves, Kirsty provides a very personal service, featuring handwritten labels, and prettily packaged delicate items. KD designs also offers a personal ‘Custom designed T-shirt’ so customers can quite literally choose whatever they wish.
After asking Kirsty what she plans for the future of her business, she said: ‘Hopefully in the future KD designs will be stocking hoodies and beanie hats with the simple brand logo on them. I’d also like to possibly expand the range of accessories available due to such positive feedback on the bracelets from the new range. ‘
To purchase, or view anything from KD Design’s, and for a full list of products and prices, simply order via big cartel- http://www.kddesignsofficial.bigcartel.com/ – or to have access to all updates, follow KD designs on Instagram- @kd.designs. To get in touch with Kirsty or if you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org