About Mckenzie

 

Photography by Ellen von Unwerth  

 Photograph by Ellen von Unwerth 

In 2010 , Liautaud launched a capsule collection of Men's  accessories including bespoke bow ties and hand finished pocket squares using recycled fabrics embellished with hardware, crystals and metal findings.

After the success of the men's collection, Mckenzie introduced Women's jewelry. His first collection Tribal Disruption' examined the relationship between tribal style & western design. The collection was launched at The Five Story -- one of New York City's preeminent retailers. 

The Haitian American designer draws inspiration from his travels around the globe finding the heartbeat of each collection thru inspiration he discovers along the way -- from Dubai to Mykonos, Milan to Paris, and Mexico to Morocco -- Mckenzie infuses each season with international style. 

Liautaud who has been touted as "One to watch" has been featured in publications including NY Times,Town & Country, Vanity Fair, WWD ,W Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Out Magazine , Numero , Forbes and Black Enterprise . His multi cultural designs has caught the attention of stylish celebrities including Maluma, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Ari Parker, Lil Nas, Lizzo and Billy Porter.

 Famed for his one of a kind rock crystal pendants dotted with bezel set white diamonds — Liautaud has blended his practice of meditation and manifestation with fine jewelry. "It's high fashion meets spirituality " says Mckenzie

Liautaud has been lauded for his unique approach to jewelry design and is the recipient of the 2021 EDDI Award --    a partnership with Lorraine Schwartz dedicated to supporting emerging BIPOC jewelers.

Mckenzie's goal is to bring balance and harmony to the world as he builds a conscious brand -- each Mckenzie Liautaud piece is beautifully handcrafted using ethically sourced precious and semi-precious materials.

In Spring 2022, Saks Fifth Avenue introduced the Power Crystals collection on Saks Direct.