In the Fall of 2010, Alexandra, founder of Cabbages & Kings gave birth to her first child, Luella. With winter just around the corner, she ventured out in search of warm, durable, yet fashionable clothing, only to be bombarded with scratchy wools and lifeless fleeces. But out of this frustration came an idea. “Why not design and make what I’m searching for?! As they say- if you want it done right, do it yourself!” And so Cabbages & Kings was born.
Alexandra has been in the fashion and entertainment industry for over 25 years, having started her career with the Ford Modelling Agency at the age of eight. She went on to graduate cum laude from Skidmore College where she double majored in Business Administration and Anthropology. It was here that she first became fascinated with Andean culture, specifically the centuries long traditions of weaving and hand-knits; this is what served as inspiration for the debut collection of her infant and children’s accessories line.