DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: MICHELLE KIM

Inspired by her days growing up in her father’s garment factory in Long Island City, Michelle Kim has turned her passion for design into a brand that is uniquely trendy. Her pieces attract compliments with their bold patterns, signature colors, and distinct silhouettes. Michelle’s collections are a true expression of the way she feels, and the things she loves. Her philosophy of urbanity, femininity, utilitarianism, and joyfulness, encompasses her designs. Michelle is a creative contemporary designer, and dedicated business woman whom deserves a designer spotlight.

Full name: Michelle Kim
Location: New York
Current title/company: Owner and designer Michelle Kim
Educational background: Parson’s School of Design & London College of Fashion

If you were not a designer – what else would you be when you grow up?
Forensic Scientist

What is the first piece of clothing you designed, and do you still have it?  I don’t remember the first piece of clothing I designed…I was too young to remember!  I remember drawing a lot of fashion illustrations, designing my own “catalogs” and beauty brands.  I wish I saved all of those!
In one quick sentence – what do you actually do all day?
Utilize every minute of my day to multi-task and live my purpose.

Who is the last person to make you smile?
My Sister

If you could be anywhere at this moment, where would it be?
I’m there…it’s anywhere my dog is.

What is one the one thing you cannot live without?
My dog, Coby (Cocker Spaniel)

Sweet or Salty?
Salty!

Handbags or Shoes?
Shoes! My favorite designer handbags are too heavy for me now…I’m getting old with a bad back!

Give us three words that describe your collection?
Optimistic, Reflective, Energetic

Be sure to visit the Brand Assembly shop at Lord & Taylor to purchase Michelle Kim Spring ’15 !