Kent Nielsen LLC, a privately owned company based in Lake Forest, Illinois, announces the launch of its own apparel label, Kent Nielsen. The Fall 2004 line currently focuses on the menswear market with offerings in suit separates, dress shirts and accessories, including ties and leather goods. Target audience is the urbanite choosing a look with higher style for work that can morph into evening wear. These are clothes for the man who wants fashion, style, and class - wearing the clothes throughout the day in a "fashion forward" mode. Conservatively stylish. For those who work in the law, business, medicine… and want clothes that work all day, all night.
Stores carrying the line in Chicago include Jake, Bynum & Bang, and Tessuti.
Future additions will include additions of formal wear, knit wear, and casual wear - as well as an expansion into selected women's pieces.
Founder, president, and designer, Kent Nielsen grew up in Lake Forest, Illinois, graduating from Lake Forest High School and Loyola University (Chicago), earning a Bachelor of Arts in English in January 2001 after studying film at Columbia College, Chicago.
Prior to forming Kent Nielsen LLC, he was active in the information technology industry. For more than four years, Kent held positions in both Internet and software development in a variety of business sectors and continues to offer website consulting and development services through another venture.