It’s Throwback Thursday.
And this is one story I like to be thrown back to. I remember that it was probably a Friday evening and me and a friend of mine decided to chill in the Lower East Side in New York. We weren’t about clubbing this night, so we chose to chill in bars. This time: the Gallery Bar, which is a really cool place to chill, meet people with great style, enjoy good music and art at the same time. And this is exactly where we met a dear friend of mine: the one and only designer Kim Shui.
She is such a sweet girl and we were small talking. And we left really soon. But the funny thing is that we met her accidentally on a couple occasions, which is really weird for a city like New York to meet the same people over and over again. So Kim is such a talented designer. I had to mention her on this blog.
Kim graduated from Duke University with a double major in Economics and French and from a post-bac studies degree in Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design. And I personally would describe her womenswear collections as minimalist avant-garde, which is still very wearable. Her new collection TRANSCED is the best I have seen this far and please don’t get me wrong, because her other collections PERCEPTION and CAVITY are mad cool, too.
Peep the latest one:
Here is what Kim says about her inspiration for this collection: “The collection is Inspired by the strength, light, space and story of the architecture of gothic cathedrals, the pieces link its structures and the human body.”
“Through recreating the shapes and construction techniques used in that of the cathedral that allowed it to reach amazing new heights with strength and stability, the garments work to empower its wearer. The fabric combinations and textures all serve in highlighting the role of light and bring to life the various elements and materials used for a cathedral such as speckled stone, wood and glass.”
“By focusing on the mélange of shades of a color and differing textures, the transparent silk organza, lacquered tweed, speckled wool, and fine lamb leather all come together to represent light at different degrees. Transparent silk organza is placed like stained glass windows with some of the panels recreated as if light were entering the body.”
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This is just the beginning!