Tonya Hawkes is a world-renowned luxury designer and Seattle native. She began her career in New York City under fashion designer Donna Karan, working her way to Vice President of Design. After that, she became President of Design for the Italian luxury goods company FURLA.
In 2012, Tonya launched her debut collection of handbags and presented it to Vogue USA. With their support, her namesake brand was introduced to New York City’s top fashion retailers in collaboration with Vogue.com. Tonya Hawkes was positioned among the world's leading luxury labels out of the gate.
Her namesake handbags have graced the red carpet of various events worn by celebrities like Solange Knowles, Alicia Keys, Mindy Kaling, Song Jia, Alexia Meyers and adored by the most influential fashion bloggers such as Louise Roe, Leandra Medine aka Man Repeller, Olivia Palermo, Paul Stella and Diana Pereira.