Kenneth Barlis Brings Statement Suits to La Jolla

La Jolla is upping its style quotient thanks to the arrival of Kenneth Barlis, whose couture fashions have rocked runways from Toronto to Barbados. The 27-year-old Filipino designer says his upbringing in Pagadian City influenced his love of bold colors and patterns—evident in his statement-making men’s suits and jackets.

"A guy should be able to wear a pink blazer and feel confident in his masculinity," Barlis asserts. For a more modest approach, he suggests pairing his colorful blazers or pants with an all-black outfit. "Styling is everything." Patterns change seasonally. Barlis also makes custom bridal and evening gowns, and just launched a ready-to-wear collection. Color us impressed.

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