Sarah Jessica Parker “Carrie Bradshaw” wore a Fall/Winter 21 look from NY-based sustainable brand KES on Episode 3 of And Just Like That

About Brand


A native of Kibbutz Afikim, Lia Kes grew up in an idealistic Israeli pioneering community in northern Israel. The idyllic landscape of orchards, plowed fields and nature at its best filled her childhood and day-to-day life on a kibbutz. This influenced Kes as a person and as a young designer. Kibbutz life required simple, practical clothing, and there was a raw, down-to-earth integrity to garments made at the communal sewing workshop known as the “matpera.” From the youngest to the oldest, the entire community was outfitted with the matpera’s simple, functional designs, which offered exceptional quality and a certain utilitarian charm.

The women who staffed the matpera inspired a young Kes. They taught her to use a sewing machine at the age of 12, which is when she vowed to uphold the matpera’s unique utilitarian tradition and the values represented by the community’s work ethic. With the knowledge that she was destined to become a fashion designer, Kes left the kibbutz and focused on her studies. She received a degree in fashion design from Shenkar College in Tel Aviv and, soon after graduating from the program, relocated to New York City, where she launched her namesake collection.


Kes’ designs reflect her upbringing, the realities of her current life and her vision for the future. A close look at any

Kes garment reveals her meticulous attention to detail, construction and use of high-quality materials. An even closer look offers a window into the modesty of Kes’ youth coupled with the sophistication and edginess of her modern, urban reality living in New York City.  As an environmentalist, Kes focuses on sustainability and offers an organically dyed program as part of her collection. This intersection of qualities allows Kes to effortlessly dress the modern woman—from day to night, beyond trends, seasons and her ever-changing moods—and make her feel both empowered and naturally beautiful.

** Please note, MODEWORLD will be closed from December 18th – January 2nd in observance of the holiday season.  We will reopen on January 3rd, 2022. **
Previous article2021 Top Ten Celebrity Homes!
Next articleWatch live interview on Youtube tonight: Pioneering Pilot Program Created Sustainability For Philippines’ Human Trafficking Survivors In Cebu
Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.