Having grown up with a dressmaker for a mother and a tailor for a grandmother, it made sense that Megan Kenny would be drawn to the sewing machine. Armed with an inherent ability and what she calls her “drive to survive,” Kenny has, over the last few decades, harnessed both her sewing skills and her keen creative eye to build a bespoke, bridal brand that has become one of the most sought-after in the country: Kenny and Harlow Bridal.
Here, Kenny sits down in front of the camera as part of Porsche’s series, The Drive, to talk about how her upbringing instilled in her a grit and determination to succeed. “At the age of 12 I lost my mother and then at the age of 15 I lost my father,” she says. “Losing my parents at a young age formed my personality… I chose to dig my heels in and move forward and look after myself, knowing that there was no one behind me that was going to prop me up.”