The story JKA Designs is a rare one. It’s not often that a former NFL football player and a professionally trained fashion designer pair up to start a high-end clothing line, but that’s exactly what happened at JKA Designs. Husband and wife team, Ian and Joelle Allen, combined efforts and talents to create a brand for women who seek beautiful and elegant attire.
Most of Ian’s life has been spent on the football field. He played college ball for Purdue then went on to play professionally for the NY Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals. Since then, he’s worked as an entrepreneur, a TV personality and a corporate strategist. When his wife started talking about her passion to start a clothing line, he was all in.
Trained at Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers (ISAM) and Cardonald College in Scotland, Joelle is an entrepreneur in her own right. She noticed that very few clothing lines offered well-made, stylish items for women with traditional silhouettes. She wanted to create a company that designed with this in mind.
Both Joelle and Ian are bold, creative and passionate. From their unique partnership came JKA Designs.