Behind the scenes
Davul Lynn is for the woman who wants a comfy and casual, yet cute, stylish and sophisticated look.
Who is Davul Lynn?
At Davul Lynn, we want women to be able to take a moment in their busy lives and be good to themselves with cute clothing, where incredible softness and undeniable comfort comes first. Every collection is conceived from scratch by our designers. We aim to put collections together that will help take the guess work out of it for you.
What do we believe?
At Davul Lynn, our audience is one of a kind. And we do everything we can to help you find your fit and style by offering inclusive sizing, stylish collections, and personalized recommendations. It’s super-important for us to promote a healthy body image at Davul Lynn. We don't conform to stereotypes, which is why we work with many different models to represent our audience.
Mikelle Willis, the founder and owner of Davul Lynn, sets the vision for the company, thoughtfully approves all designs that are chosen, and hand selects each collection. She is passionate about people of color having what they need in order to thrive in life. Her long career in education demonstrates that commitment. She is the founder and former school leader of a high performing college prep middle school, KIPP Academy of Opportunity, which is currently serving over 300 students in South Los Angeles.
She subsequently transitioned to leadership roles, with two different C-suite positions in high performing national educational reform organizations. She currently serves as the Board chair for a very successful Los Angeles based charter school. Mikelle’s comprehensive background brings over 22 years of experience including school leadership, leadership development, organizational strategy, finance, operations and nonprofit Board development.
However, she realized that it was time for a change. She decided to serve her commitment to people of color, specifically women of color, through fashion and design. Mikelle recognizes that in order for women to feel their best, it's important for them to love themselves. Loving how they look is a part of that journey. This is why Davul Lynn was conceived. Under Mikelle's leadership and vision, Davul Lynn supports healthy body image and overall well-being. Everything at Davul Lynn is done to help women find their fit and style by offering inclusive sizing, stylish collections and personalized recommendations. Davul Lynn isn't just a clothing store, it's a shopping experience for women.
Mikelle earned her BS in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, CA; her MA in Education from National Louis University in Chicago, IL; and her MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She holds her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Chapman University in Manhattan Beach, CA.