A two-time graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York, Lynda completed a BFA in Photography before returning to college to pursue her lifelong interest in fashion design. Always fascinated by the cut and construction of historical garments, Lynda’s focus during her time at Parsons included historical pattern cutting and couture techniques. It was this that brought her together with her future husband, Daniel Kinne, who shared Lynda’s interest in the academic and practical study of fashion history. After graduating with honors, Lynda came to London to study historical corsetry at the London College of Fashion.
Lynda and her husband Daniel began their careers creating historical garments for custom order and she has had the pleasure of making costumes spanning several centuries from Tudor times to the Roaring 20s and beyond. After several years honing their skills, Lynda and Daniel launched a capsule collection of women’s ready-to-wear which has now grown into a full womenswear collection alongside both menswear and most recently a custom fragrance. In recent years, Lynda’s work has focused on the development of experimental silhouettes for the collection’s avant garde designs. They have shown their collections on the runway in both New York and London and their work is featured in several books on art and design. Items from their collection have been on display at the Museum@FIT in New York alongside the work of Raf Simons, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.
Lynda taught design, clothes making, fashion history and historical corsetry at Parsons School of Design in New York before joining the staff at Morley College where she teaches Draping and Pattern Cutting courses.