CHLOE KIM, FOUNDER OF CHLOEKIM
ChloeKim represents a graceful and powerful woman, but innocence is the most important thing to her beauty.
Describe yourself and your designs?
My name is Chloe Kim and I’m the Head Designer of ChloeKim. We are a new brand, established this year (2019), but it has been an exciting start to shaping our label including featuring our SS19 collection in Paris Fashion Week.
I have participated in fashion projects and shows previously, but the projects have been quite diverse ranging from window displays to fashion exhibitions, and a fashion showcase. I believe this is because my work has a unique style.
WHO IS THE CHLOE KIM WOMAN?
ChloeKim represents a graceful and powerful woman, but innocence is the most important thing to represent her beauty.
What inspires YOUR DESIGNS?
I am inspired by stories so my collection always has a strong story behind it. The story could be involving love or from a novel - it is diverse and really depends on what events have happened in my life and my experiences at the time I am shaping the collection. Everyday, I am inspired by the arts - museums, novels, and films. But these days I am very focussed on environmental issues.
TELL US YOUR STORY. HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?
I was an ordinary kid who loved dressing-up and shopping near by the beach called Fremantle in Perth. Shopping at a local designer’s shop was a really fun for me at that time, and it naturally exposed and immersed me into the world of fashion, in particular I developed a love for unique and exotic styles. I began to design pieces and of course, found out that I totally loved it. I guess it all happened by doing what I truly enjoyed and loved!
WhAT DRIVES YOUR DESIGNS TODAY?
I want to be a fashion designer, with a unique style and a story that can present my ideal women and give a good influence to the world.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK?
I love it when people ask me about my work and they show interest - I feel very thankful to be doing something I am so passionate about and love to do every day.
Tell us about your team?
My team are supportive. I am thankful that I can work with great people and they are the greatest asset of my business.
Who are you collaborating with right now?
I am currently collaborating with an influencer from Indonesia. In the future, I want to collaborate with influencers all over the world even including Australia. Also, with organisations that support environmental issues.
What advice do you have for emerging artists / designers?
Do what you love!