Media Quotes

“For a store to have real impact, there must be a color story.  The most important part of my work is devoted to the creative use of color.”

Joy Kingston

“Joy Kingston makes new in fabrics:  Town and Country styling which definitely establishes Joy Kingston as one of California’s trend setting designers were noted in her fall collection.”

California Apparel News

“Joy Kingston this week previews her initial spring dress line and demonstrates her versatility in combining unusual fabrics with interesting colors to achieve sportswear design news.”

California Apparel News

“Joy Kingston, young and vibrant designer, has entitled her collection, ‘Traveling Carnival’.  She has captured the gaiety, color and movement one associates with a carnival.  Revolutionary is her use of exquisite voile for play cloths.”

Los Angeles Examiner

“Joy Kingston’s ‘Traveling Carnival’ for the resort season of 1950 made its initial debut this week.  Featured acts carried out the circus theme in a color and fabric story that had real fashion significance.”

Long Beach Shopping News

“These outfits are designed to look equally elegant over the luncheon table or for cocktails and into evening wear.”

Long Beach Shopping News

“Joy Kingston, one of the youngest of California designers, has achieved the position of a ‘top creator’ within three short years because of her distinctive approach to fashion, unusual colors and conversation worthy themes. The present collection is an outstanding example of her ‘fashion spectator thinking’ on sportswear for resort and spring wear.”

Los Angeles Daily Herald

“Fashion Pitches Big Top with Kingston as Barker: When Miss Kingston voiced the fashion opinions and predictions (which were charmingly reiterated in her collection) she was an authentic- and ever so much prettier- then the typical barker. Like the big circus itself, all the color and  excitement of Miss Kingston’s fashion carnival is built on real skill.  Her designing ‘performance’  is outstanding, so sure and easy that it looks simple.  There is an abundance of fresh variety.”

Daily Times Herald

“Originality in designing and clever use of color and fabrics have won for a 27 year old former Kansas Citian, Miss Joy Kingston, a leading place among California creators of spectator clothes and sportswear.  She has explained that her clothes were in the upper medium price level and there’s a working principle back of that, too.”

Kansas City Star

“There are many women with a keen sense of fashion who desire the style and good workmanship of the most expensive originals, but who cannot afford to pay the price.  Satisfying their need for style at prices within their budgets is my goal.”

Joy Kingston 

“What the Oscars mean to ‘Hollywood’ – the Dallas Alice means to Dallas.  This year, the coveted bronze statuette was awarded to Joy Kingston of Nardis of Dallas for her inspired collection of denim play clothes.”


“The Joy Kingston line is one designed for discriminating women, priced with ‘appeal’ and hallmarked with many interesting details.”

Los Angeles Daily News

“Ranking high among west coast ready-to-wear designers is Joy Kingston.”

New York Herald Tribune

“That the casual dress has finally come into its own as a fashion for through the day and into early evening is a point made by Joy Kingston in her fall group previewed for the press at a breakfast showing.”

Women’s Wear Daily

“Joy Kingston brought out the loveliest fabrics to date and made them into well-mannered, feminine afternoon dresses with full skirts, plunging scooped out necklines and pretty dressmaker details.”

California Apparel News