Seattle, WA (February 27, 2015) – KAVU, the true outdoor lifestyle clothing brand, has hired Desiree Hastie as men's Lead Designer.
“Desiree brings incredible energy to the design process and we're excited to have her back in the KAVU family,” said KAVU founder and president, Barry Barr.
Hastie had worked with KAVU as a freelance designer from 2006-09. Previously she was a menswear designer at Nordstrom and most recently Zumiez, where she designed men's and youth apparel across its multiple brands.
“KAVU has made some major gains over the last five years and has some serious momentum,” said Hastie. “The men's collection continues to evolve and grow. I look forward to infusing some additional KAVU spirit into the collection.”
Hastie will be responsible for all aspects of KAVU's men's apparel from sourcing and design to fit. Lead Designer Leah Evans will continue to oversee design direction for the brand.
Founded in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, KAVU has been committed to creating clothing and accessories for people to live life to the fullest since it delivered its first hat in 1993. KAVU derives its name from an aviation acronym, “Klear above visibility unlimited,” which has been the company’s guiding principle. Learn more at www.kavu.com.