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Meet Courtney Kling Fawaz of FLING by CK

Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Kling Fawaz.

Courtney, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
After 10 years of marriage, I was feeling a bit lost after giving up my career; however loved being a stay at home mom. I spent much of my time networking & building up connections via social media. Not sure what my next step would be, however, I was inspired to create & grow a business from scratch. Stepping out on your own is truly frightening, but as they say, “fear breeds success.” I knew being happy, healthy, & taking the risk to put myself out there was ultimately a blessing. In my late teens, I spent much time overseas modeling & falling in love with fashion. While spending time modeling in Milan and NYC, I watched what was happening with fashion and trends which began on the streets.

In between mom duty & finding my way as a single girl in LA, I created a custom vintage jacket that ultimately was on trend but very different than the designs all my friends were wearing. My “FLING” jacket was all about coming back to “me”…. and finding myself again during this difficult journey. I posted the photo on Instagram & the response was immediate. This was the beginning of FLING by CK. Here at FLING, fashion is all about telling each client’s unique story. FLING is a place where you can “Be YOU” and feel free to let your personality shine. Our BRAND supports kids and women in a way that no other brand has presented.

FLING starts with a questionnaire application (Q&A style) –once selected, we bring you on board to get your FLING on. How we do it?
1. The search begins for the perfect vintage jacket.
2. Each client or group of clients (pop up style) will take part in an experiential design session.
3. Research is under way for all unique materials.
4. FLING personally curates bespoke design specific to client.
5. BOOM. Your FLING jacket makes its debut! COOLAF.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
From the beginning, I chose to let business grow organically. I did everything myself. Not always smooth but challenging, interesting & cool to navigate all avenues of this endeavor. The biggest struggle would be how to keep it real (each design is one of a kind not cookie cutter) but still take in all the interested clients that present themselves. Also, being a busy, multitasking mommy & learning to get my kids involved and inspired by my new business!

Please tell us about FLING by CK.
FLING designs are specific to each client & each design celebrates their individual story. Our unique experiential process makes our brand connected to our customer and sets us apart from all other designers. As each jacket is one of a kind. Personally, I am so proud of our kids, girls, women who work their FLING with pride. Seeing our designs out in the world doing FAB things & staying true. Is exhilarating. #beyou

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Arriving in NYC in my teens & feeling the energy on the streets, seeing the mixing pot., taking in the fashion.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.flingbyck.com
  • Phone: 310-770-1959
  • Email: courtney@flingbyck.com
  • Instagram: fling.ck
  • Facebook: FLING by CK


Image Credit:
Courtney Kling Fawaz

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