Photograph by Ellen von Unwerth
In 2010 , Liautaud launched a capsule collection of mens 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 womens 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. He's created capsule collections and has collaborated with designers Pyer Moss, Donna Karan and Victor de Souza.
Liautaud who has been touted as "One to watch" has been featured in publications including New York Times, Black Enterprise, W Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Elle Arabia, People Magazine and Time Out NY. His multicultural style has caught the attention of stylish celebrities including Rosario Dawson, Shakira, Eva Longoria , Kelly Ripa, Billy Porter, Will I Am, Young Paris and Jeremy L. Carver -- all of who have worn his precious pieces on the red carpet.
Mckenzie's goal of 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.