I’m inspired by the Caribbean woman’s innate expression of confidence and flair. Such expression lends true beauty to the colourful diversity of our landscape and provides much for inspiration.
Launched in 2005 by self-taught designer, Kevin Ayoung-Julien, as a boutique operation producing custom-made one-of-a-kind pieces, Kaj Designs debuted its premiere collection, Chachalaca, another name for Tobago’s native bird, the Cocrico. Trademark pieces were featured at the 2005 Caribbean Fashion week (CFW) in Jamaica and the 2005 Caribbean Fashion Rhythms in Barbados.
As Creative Director, Kevin’s steely determination, meticulous nature and commitment to the highest of standards, have allowed him to carve a niche in both the local and regional fashion markets. At the age of 30, with a mere 5 years of design experience, the raw talent of this Tobago native has caused members of the Caribbean’s fashion circles to stop and pay notice to his art.
The designer is driven to create. He exists to do so. Nothing provides him greater joy. It is his passion. His discerning eye explores every line and cut of his pieces ultimately concerned with the visual impact of his works as he steadfastly pushes himself to perfection.
He is the man behind the line of clothing and accessories embodying his appreciation for Caribbean culture and its diverse heritage, “I’m inspired by the Caribbean woman’s innate expression of confidence and flair. Such expression lends true beauty to the colourful diversity of our landscape and provides much for inspiration.”