The Designer

Kendall Reynolds, Design Director and CEO of Kendall Miles Designs, has felt an intimate connection to luxury shoes and shoe design since her youth. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, she is currently a senior at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she started Kendall Miles Designs from her campus apartment. Kendall approaches the fashion industry from a unique perspective, seeing her products as more art pieces than mere accessories:

"It is not necessarily the fashion that intrigues me about this industry, but rather, the transformation that takes place when a woman slips into the shoes she's been longing for. Shoes are unique in that they are a form of communication, they represent dreams and emotions. A pair of shoes can transform a woman's personality, attitude, character and movement as she walks."

Kendall attended Ars Sutoria, a world-leading fashion school in Milano, Italy, where she learned the technical development methods for shoes, from design to construction. This has allowed her the specialized knowledge necessary to combine avant-garde construction methods while maintaining a timeless, classic look. She is committed to maintaining true to couture standards, with all products hand-made in Italy and all designs hand sketched by Kendall herself.

At age 21, Kendall is already a standout in the shoe industry, receiving high praise from professionals in the field. Above all, Kendall is committed to following and actualizing her passions, finding inspiration in those who have come before her:

My forefathers Salvatore Ferragamo, Roger Vivier and Manolo Blahnik give me the confidence, motivation and inspiration to fuel my passion.
— Kendall Reynolds, Design Director, CEO, Kendall Miles Designs