Amy Lynn Johnson worked as an environmental engineer for three years before ultimately realizing it wasn’t her dream. She always knew she wanted to have her own creative product, but it was nearly a decade before her future in fashion design began to take shape. Johnson did take a valuable lesson from her time in engineering, where great order was created within chaos, leading to the name of her company: KayOss. After studying and training in fashion design in Florence, Italy, the Highland, Illinois, native returned to the St. Louis area and hit the ground running, co-founding the PRONTO Fashion Show in 2006, where she debuted her KayOss fashion line for the first time. KayOss products can be purchased at Johnson’s pop-up boutiques, with online purchases available soon.
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