San Diego, CA
Born and raised in Zamboanga, Kenneth Barlis is a fashion designer who found his niche in fashion at a turning point in his life at the age of 17. He started his own atelier, Kenneth Barlis, nine years ago, with a fashion voice that is clean, modern, bold, and sophisticated. Most notably, he has an extensive list of famous clientele including Carrie Underwood, Khelani, Offset and more. In 2018, he launched his KB School of Fashion, where he started training models for pageants and runway shows. From L.A. to New York to Paris to the Philippines, he has taught hundreds of young men and women that, through hard work and perseverance, anything is possible. In the past year, Kenneth has been busy creating KB masks to donate to local hospitals in San Diego and to raise funds for those who were affected by the pandemic. Ultimately, Kenneth’s artistry reflects the story of a thousand Filipinx who have dared to dream. He aims to make fashion accessible not just for the who’s who, but also for everyone.