Kelsey Randall was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and fondly remembers begging her mother to buy her wedding magazines, from which she would study trends, cutting out her favorite images to make collages. After first encountering Alexander McQueen’s work, she completely fell in love with the drama and beauty of his runway shows and designs, knowing from that moment that she wanted to be a fashion designer.
Kelsey attended the Parsons School of Design (Class of 2009), winning the Parsons Critic’s Choice Award in 2008, and also founded “The Underground Runway” during her time there in order to provide senior students with the chance to showcase their work independent of the school. During her time interning at Bill Blass, she worked under both Prabal Gurung and Peter Som. Kelsey also worked at French womenswear brand Lilith for nine years, during which she gained extensive experience in wholesale and brand management.
She launched the Kelsey Randall line in the fall of 2015, for which she designs and drapes every piece of the collection, makes all the patterns, sews the muslins, and does the fittings in her Bushwick studio – all of which contributes to her strong dedication to ethical fashion. The collection is made in NYC at A&H Couture, with Leather Work done by Barry Martin Fashions, both of whom are based in the Garment District. Fabrics are sourced from Europe and Japan, and every piece is custom-made to measure.