Best Menswear Designer

Susie Cabrera McKinlay for HKD

Voting is over! See you at the awards ceremony on October 13th!

How long have you been in your nominated field?

I am proud to say I have owned my custom clothing line (HKD) for 5 years. 🙂

What professional achievements have you acquired during your years in your field?

Winning this award, best menswear designer 2015 during Style Lush TV’s inaugural year is definitely my greatest accomplishment. Having my work shot in the Palace of Versailles in Paris was a surreal feeling. It has been a humbling experience being able to dress many grooms for their most important day and significantly growing our client base (which now include Henry Cisneros and Sebastien De La Cruz) in San Antonio simply by word of mouth and testimonials. This year I launched a Bowtie line called “Not Your Daddy’s Ties” along with my two business partners. I am excited to venture into men’s accessories and other areas of fashion to continue growing my brand.

In all honesty, I get the most satisfaction receiving pictures from my clients wearing their custom HKD pieces for their most important events. Weddings, high school reunions, date nights, birthdays, job interviews… makes me feel like we’re all a part of my HKD family.

What do you plan to do with your business to help the San Antonio Fashion Industry grow in a positive way?

We will continue providing wardrobe for local magazine shoots with incredibly talented models, makeup artist, photographers, stylists and other designers in San Antonio. People nationally used to underestimate us, but we are quickly growing and I am excited to be part of this movement!

Voting is over! See you at the awards ceremony on October 13th!