Conifer / 2848 Webster St, San Francisco / 415 922 1892
Beige / 7274 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles / 323 549 0064
EG Page / 2513 Mission St, San Marino / 626 799 2000
Elyse Walker / 15306 Antioch St, Pacific Palisades / 310 230 8882
Envue / 316 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles / 323 939 1183
Fred Segal / Bettina Duncan / 500 Broadway, Santa Monica / 310 458 2874
Magnolia / 23675 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas / 818 224 4771
Michael Nusskern / 1036 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach / 949 631 9902
Milk / 8209 West Third St., Los Angeles / 323 951 0330
Pretty Thing / 9410 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills / 310 277 2725
Splash / Bimini Bay, Bahamas
Kelly Hansmann is the force behind Protea. With an innate love of nature and a degree in Statistics, the North Carolina native came to San Francisco looking for balance between work and play. She enrolled at Apparel Arts, indulging a life-long interest in fashion design. Soon after graduating, the quirky dreamer left behind her life in business consulting to create Protea, a brand inspired by the curiously beautiful. Now her work and play are one.
Her design philosophy echoes nature by mixing deceptively simple designs and luxurious fabrics. She often combines draping and French pattern making methods for a refreshingly modern effect. Each piece must feel amazing to the touch, and hang beautifully on the body. Sometimes soft, sometimes bold, subtly sexy and always beautiful.
In her San Francisco studio, Kelly designs each garment for her customers to treasure for years to come. The locally produced collection is made in limited quantities by a team of seamstresses who take great pride in their work.
T (415) 730-0434
F (415) 375-4020
Photography: Paul Trapani
Hair & Makeup: Nieves Ramirez
Spring '10 Model: Jennifer Humphrey, Ford Models
Fall '10 Model: Ellen Hancock, City Model Management