DAZ­ZLING DISRUPTER

Who’s shak­ing up the Bos­ton fash­ion scene big time? This lass.

Boston Common - - DESIGN & REALTY -

Well, what do we have here? A saucy com­bi­na­tion of a men’s jacket, thigh-high slit trousers paired with five-story plat­forms; just an­other fash­ion for­ward day in the life of Jes­sica Knez. A year ago, Knez swung open the doors of her Back Bay bou­tique, All Too Hu­man. Since then, she’s gar­nered na­tional ac­co­lades for her and part­ner Joseph Mor­ris­sey’s haute and groovy as­sort­ment of emerg­ing and in­ter­na­tion­ally renown de­sign­ers such as Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler, Sies Mar­jan and Sally LaPointe. Turns out, she’s a poster child for them all.

Style DNA:

“I come from a re­tail fam­ily. From an early age, I shad­owed Neiman Mar­cus buy­ers from show­room to show­room, and ap­pre­ci­ated the re­la­tion­ship be­tween them and the de­sign­ers.”

Mean­ing of style:

“It’s a sense of self. What you put on your body re­in­forces that. Cloth­ing is a way to com­mu­ni­cate your­self to the out­side world.”

How does ATH re­flect your per­son­al­ity:

“Oh, it is a true re­flec­tion. The com­fort I look for in my per­sonal style is what I want my clients to have in store. Dis­cov­er­ing world class de­sign­ers should be fun, pres­sure free and ex­cit­ing.”

“I’m deeply at­tached to a few sig­nif­i­cant pieces of jew­elry that were in­scribed by my par­ents or grand­par­ents to com­mem­o­rate spe­cial land­marks in my life.”

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