Katie McKenna to Show Her Rocker Pink Sheep Heiress Collection at Kansas City Fashion Week March 1

ST. LOUIS, MO, February 27, 2013 — Creative director and designer Katie McKenna will present her rock & roll inspired, made in the USA collection, Pink Sheep Heiress, Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Fashion Week event venue in the KC Power and Light district. Both the fashion forward diva and the indie hipster will be delighted with the unusual pairings of luxury skins and fabrics with color for Autumn/Fall 2013.

As the outgrowth of her infatuation with music and fashion, and the natural interplay between the two spheres, McKenna, 23, founded her company in January 2012. Pink Sheep Heiress is the culmination of her young life and education in fashion, and her personal experience as lead singer and lyricist for the pop-punk band Red Letter Days she started with her brother in their teen years.

McKenna grew up in the fashion world as a child model. Her late father was the former chairman and CEO of Kellwood Company, and earlier, the president of the Lee Company in Merriam, Kansas.

In naming the collection Pink Sheep Heiress, McKenna said, “I was inspired by Alexander McQueen who once said ‘I am the pink sheep of my family’. In today’s world, bullying has become the norm, and an increasing number of young individuals feel they do not belong. I believe instead of labeling oneself as an outcast — the black sheep — one should bask in the beautiful freedom that comes with being a pink sheep. Embrace one’s flaws as strengths and uniqueness, and getting the last laugh by celebrating the very characteristics that others like to mock. I challenge each of us to channel her Pink Sheep Heiress and live well.”

McKenna plans to offer the Pink Sheep Heiress collection at select upscale, fashion-forward boutiques around the country as well as a Pink Sheep Heiress ecommerce site.

About Pink Sheep Heiress

Founded in January 2012 by creative director and designer Katie McKenna, Pink Sheep Heiress is an American rock & roll inspired women’s brand featuring upscale ready-to-wear as well as original concert performance wardrobes for celebrities.

Contact: Donna Weaver, dbw@weaverworks.us or 917-301-3509.

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