- K.NGSLEY is a genderless fashion label launched by Kingsley Gbadegesin.
- A year after its launch, it’s snapped up celebrity clients and a Teen Vogue cover.
- This is part of Insider’s entrepreneur series Star, Rising, which highlights early entrepreneurs.
Name: Kingsley Gbadegesin
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Business: A genderless clothing line that celebrates Black, queer, femme bodies.
Backstory: Despite his decade of fashion experience, Kingsley Gbadegesin found himself filing for unemployment last year as creative jobs began to dry up. Meanwhile, the pandemic was ravaging communities, and Black Lives Matter protests were sweeping the nation.
Gbadegesin decided to take his fashion experience, his leftover money, and new free time to launch a clothing line that highlights and caters to the Black and LGBTQ communities.
So, in September 2020, he launched the K.NGSLEY fashion label, becoming one of more