About


Designer/founder Keti McKenna's original career was as a Geophysicist, but she always had a love of fashion design and sewing since she was a little girl growing up in Tbilisi, Georgia. She immigrated to New York City in the early '90s and soon began selling her designs to local boutiques in the Forest Hills neighborhood of the city. Same time, she completed her degree in Patternmaking at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She worked as a patternmaker, fit model, designer and technical design manager for a wide range of companies including Federated, Tommy Hilfiger, Anne Klein, Tahari, Adrianna Papell and Joe Fresh. She frequently traveled to overseas factories to train representatives in craftsmanship and garment construction, as well as to troubleshoot production problems.
She moved to Denver, Colorado with her husband in the summer of 2015 for a change of pace and to enjoy what Colorado has to offer.
Keti is considered one of the industry’s unique talents. Not only can she draw beautiful and sophisticated fashion sketches, but she also brings a wealth of technical construction knowledge and industry expertise to transform such illustrations into finished products.
Ketivani was launched in April 2017. It focuses on creating slow fashion, a small batch of attainable luxury, timeless designs with exceptional fit and construction. Her tag line is Fashion with Fit and Function. Every piece involves artistic labor of love from the designer. She is engaged in every aspect, such as an initial idea, pattern making, draping, sample sewing and fitting. KetiVani designs are intended to take journeys through the lives of the wearer and grow old gracefully.