Growing up on a farm outside of Tripoli in northeast Iowa,where fashion is of little concern, KahriAnne Kerr broke the mold. Tired of generic mall clothes, KahriAnne started to make her own clothing in High School. Having no previous fashion/sewing experience KahriAnne taught herself how to sew and design. KAHRI clothing was first showcased on the runway during KahriAnne’s freshman year at BYU-Idaho. KahriAnne presented her first women’s collection to great success. The fashion design department at BYU-Idaho gave KahriAnne the “Most Promising Designer” award.
Next, KahriAnne moved back to Iowa to set up her first mini store. KahriAnne sold her funky women’s clothing and artwork in a 10′ × 10′ space in Waverly, IA. Then KahriAnne moved to Ames, IA to attend Iowa State University, so the Kreations by KAHRI store had to go. Luckily, Zushy, a local boutique picked up KAHRI and soon KahriAnne became a local celebrity, with her designs quickly selling out. KahriAnne also received recognition from the fashion department at Iowa State University. A pair of hand-painted pants and a hand- beaded top were chosen to be displayed at the Iowa State Fashion Showcase. That Spring, KahriAnne entered two women’s collections in the Iowa State Annual Fashion Show (the only sophomore to do so). Both collections were accepted and displayed on the runway.
KahriAnne then headed out to NYC to attend the fashion design program at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. KahriAnne began to sell her collection in NYC stores and e-boutiques. Kahri also set up a temporary mini- store in SoHo, as a part of the designer collective, Burrow. After FIT, KahriAnne focused on designing and selling her collection, as well as working various design jobs in the fashion industry.
The line has grown and evolved over the years. The collection now also includes millinery and handbags to coordinate with the hip, funky, rocker chic women’s contemporary clothing line. The dif
Growing up on a farm outside of Tripoli in northeast Iowa,where fashion is of little concern, KahriAnne Kerr broke the mold. Tired of generic mall clothes, … view more