Designer Spotlight: Kenneth Barlis

Imagine life on a military base, bearing changeless standard issue drab day in and day out, growing up knowing your destiny rests only in your martial parents’ footsteps. Now think of a glamorous life in fashion, lived between catwalks and photo shoots with doors of opportunity opening in accordance with your ambition. These two paths merge in the burgeoning Kenneth Barlis, who, though not yet graduated from San Diego’s Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing, already has a bridal and evening gown collection available.