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The Line-Up: Kit Keenan of KIT

The Line-Up: Kit Keenan of KIT

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When you first meet Kit Keenan, you are inclined to ask yourself, “What the hell was I doing at age 19?” and chances are, your answer will not compare to hers. Currently a sophomore at the University of Southern California studying film, Kit just launched her first capsule collection-based fashion line, KIT (Keep It Together), but don’t think for a second that this was her first creative venture. From teaching herself to sew at age 12 to managing her mom’s (Cynthia Rowley’s) showroom space while in high school, Kit has had the determination and passion to be a trailblazer from a very young age – and she is already well-underway.

Continue reading to find out some unknown facts about this style maven!

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Where are you from?
NYC born and raised!

What is something most people don’t know about you?
Contrary to what it looks like on social media- I’m not a super outgoing person, I like to listen and observe

Favorite city to live in / favorite to visit?
My heart will always be in New York but I like LA (...sometimes) and I LOVE Tokyo

Favorite hotel(s) in the world?
One of the most memorable hotels I have ever stayed in is the &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas hotel in Tanzania. It is a semi-permanent tented hotel that moves in harmony with wildlife herds’ migrations across the African plains. Sleeping in a giant canvas tent with two queen beds for my sister and I and the sounds of giraffes and elephants throughout the night is something I will never forget.

Last concert you saw?
I saw one of my best friends Charlotte Lawrence perform in LA, I have probably been to 30 of her concerts thus far, but I seriously am her number one fan, I cry at every time she sings “Wait Up”.

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If we hacked onto your Spotify, what would we be listening to?
Kero Kero Bonito, MGMT, Leon Bridges, Kali Uchis, Skepta, Sheck Wes A$AP Ferg… lol I really try to mix it up.

Favorite restaurant(s)?
Bar Pitti. Period.

Favorite essentials clothing brand(s)?
Rag and Bone, Re/Done, Hanes, Realisation Par, but honestly most of the stuff in my closet is either mine or my mom’s brand and most other things I get off The Real Real.

A brand we should know?
KIT!

What do you do to get inspired?
Be near ART. I have grown up around the art world because my dad is a gallerist. In recent years we have seen a huge rise in fashion x fine art collaborations (e.g. Tom Sachs x Nike, Levi’s x Damien Hirst, or Marc Jacobs x Juergen Teller). The art world has always been very exclusive and coveted so I love looking to artists like Richard Prince, John Currin, Mark Grotjahn, Genieve Figgis, Jeff Koons, or Rene Ricard because I feel I have peak in to their world that my peers might not have access to.

Favorite surf spot?
It’s a well kept secret, but somewhere in Montauk.

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Any tattoos. If so, care to share of what?
Whenever I tell people I have a tattoo they laugh because it’s literally a microscopic “c” on my wrist that stands for “Clementine” which is my grandma’s name and the middle name my little sister and I share.

Dream car?
1986 Porsche 911 Targa convertible in gold

Favorite shoes - casual and for a night out?
Anything with a platform!

Favorite quote?
Veni, Vidi, Vici

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Workout(s) of choice?
I like writing my own workouts- mostly HIIT (high intensity interval training) style. Other than that I like barre, pilates, and cycling.

Something you are most excited about for the future?
I am excited to see how far I can take my company, I am so ready for my Girl Boss interview.


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