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KMJ Kate Mchale Jensen; Women’s Tops That Steal from Mens' Closets.
Literally! She improvised by remaking a shirt she took from her husband's closet. When her friends admired the fine fabric, collar-bone featuring cut-out shoulders and rakish cuffs, KMJ began.
Kate's designs are 'ReDone' menswear with careful attention to the quality of the original product. She is literally taking scissors to our husbands' and boyfriends' shirts! Cutting them up and 'ReWorking' them to fit and flatter a woman's body.
Making classics contour to female forms has been a specialty since Kate refashioned slacks to fit more like jeans in her previous line. Now she's focusing above the waist, sourcing vintage button-down shirts.
Kate, designer and owner of KMJ, has a long history of working in the fashion industry. Starting with many years of retail, working the sales floor to being a buyer for Wendy Foster Pierre Lafond in Santa Barbara, California. Kate got a feel for what made women feel great about what they were wearing. Her experience in fabrication and manufacture at a Los Angeles denim factory taught her all about the in's and out's of the production process.