Owing as much to ’80s pop icons like Grace Jones and Madonna as she does to contemporary influences (she counts M.I.A. and Jeremy Scott as friends), the eccentric style of Kesh, the24-year-old British artist, designer, DJ and photographer,has the same "downtown" roots that has defined generations of young creative types. Having graced the pages of Vogue, WAD and i-D, dressed stars from Mariah Carey to Lupe Fiasco as a fashion designer, worked with Kanye and Interscope Records and held a stint as fashion editor at Super Super Magazine, she now holds rank as one of the freshest and most successful creatives in her industry.
These new moves come on the heels of her growing reputation for merging photography, digital manipulations and hand illustration to create artworks that layer geometric shapes, bold colors and portraiture—the first two of her printed offerings,Fetrinite andVelene, were bought by fans in 26 countries. To find out more about her projects, visit her rad new website: