About

Kristena Witherspoon Designs (KWD) is a unique line of accessories and clothing. We are inspired by various cultures, prints, and self expression. Our studio is located in Chicago, IL.


I began designing handbags in high school in Little Rock, AR. The desire to learn more led me to study Fashion Design and Business at Syracuse University. This is where I began to better communicate my design aesthetic.

Since launching the brand in 2007 after moving to Chicago, I've been working on building KWD into a brand that represents the new Diaspora that is influenced by the multiculturalism of today.