A Leap of Style is a line of bold, globally-inspired, printed, awesomely fitted clothing for the modern woman. The mission is to give women clothing that makes them feel beautiful and feminine, but also bold and confident.

According to one Houston designer, clothing should be an expression of confidence without being a show. She’s bringing her clothing line of bold prints and classic designs, called A Leap of Style, to Kickstarter at the end of this month.

Designer Karissa Lindsay began A Leap of Style from her one bedroom apartment. The 27-year-old has done everything from sketching to sewing to marketing in the brand in the last year. She is set to launch her latest collection on the popular crowdfunding website on April 30, 2014. “I’ve experienced a higher demand for my designs than what I can meet alone. I want to cover the world in beautiful, functional clothing,” Lindsay says.  A Leap of Style is designed for the woman who craves clothing that will allow her to stand out for all of the right reasons. Customers from 18-45 have purchased everything from dresses to shorts to blazers from the line.

In recent years the number of fashion projects launched on the crowdfunding website have grown as designers have started to recognize the site for it’s pre-ordering potential. Lindsay feels the site is the perfect platform for attracting new customers
and taking on pre-orders of her 6-piece collection. “People want something new and fresh and they want to know the story behind their clothing. My story is one of stepping out on faith to live a dream – and that dream just happens to make other women look and feel beautiful.”

Each piece is designed and made to be super-wearable and to most importantly be flattering to a variety of figures. This collection is for the woman who wants to add some interesting, versatile pieces to her closet that make her feel beautiful and like a woman, but also alive and…passionate…the way she feeld when she’s designing them. Her current customers tell her all the time that they were drawn in by the prints, but they come back for the fit. She’s worked to get the fit just right so you’re not worrying about if your dress is riding up or if your skirt isn’t long enough – I want women to feel comfortable enough in their A Leap of Style clothing to be just as bold as the prints they’re wearing.

She decided fundraising through Kickstarter would be a fun way to raise the $15,000 necessary to produce her next collection. The launch party for A Leap of Style on Kickstarter will be hosted at Tendrils and Curls on 2501 ½ S. Shepherd, Houston, TX 77019. The event, on April 30, 2014, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a first look at the collection, cocktails, and a clothing drive for local charity, Mia’s Closet.


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