Kym and Alexis McClay Designers of Naven, were welcomed into the world by their Father Wayne, a savvy business man, and Mother Gail, a goldsmith and artist. The twins gained their business and artistic side from both parents. The twins spent most of their young life glob trotting visiting family in Europe where they got a taste for European fashion and culture, which would later develop into a fashion forward way of thinking, whose influences have been rendered in their designs.
True California girl, the twins completed their degrees in Los Angeles; Kym obtain a BA in Fashion and Merchandising from FIDM in downtown Los Angeles, and Alexis a degree in Marketing and French from Pepperdine University overlooking the beach, in Malibu. The twins gained valuable experiences while working in the industry after graduation, but knew they had to follow their own vision.
The twins put their fashion ideals into a tangible form in 2008 and Naven was born. The twins being of Irish descent used the Irish city of Navan as inspiration for their company name. The twins introduced their women's contemporary line in Los Angeles with their Fall Collection, and thus gained their title “The Naven Twins”. Though Naven finds its roots in Los Angeles the line embodies a touch of European influence stemming from the Twins background. The twin’s vision behind “the Naven girl” is a confident, empowered woman, who uses color and fashion forward fits in their wardrobe. Naven’s success is attributed to a large celebrity following of young Hollywood starlets, as well as a solid store list of department’s stores, the top specialty boutiques and e-commerce sites.