Kathleen Liu is the founder and creative director of líeu. She discovered her love for the art of jewelry after spending a full day at the jeweler’s bench crafting her earliest designs. Following her passion, she left her home in Washington, D.C. in 2015 to study Jewelry Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise (FIDM) in Los Angeles. While at FIDM, she developed the concept that would shape líeu into the brand that it is today: unique, approachable jewelry pieces for the modern woman.
Kathleen believes women make statements everyday through their words, actions, achievements, the clothes they wear, and, of course, their jewelry. Each líeu piece is an everyday statement, allowing the wearer to stand out in the defining moments of her life. The brand encourages every woman to be strong, effortless, and, above all, themselves.
líeu reflects Kathleen's personal journey and her ongoing desire to try new things while remaining original as a woman and designer.