Designer of the Day…Yumi Kim

Today’s designer, Kim Phan has some really great garments. I wanted to feature her Yumi Kim line because I really the fabrics she uses for her classy and chic collection of dresses and blouses.

Kim Phan created Yumi Kim after both school and working in the music industry. One thing lead to another and soon her urban-inspired & unique pieces were gaining interest from celebs and magazine editors. In 2008, Phan open her 1st flagship store in NYC and hasn’t looked back since. You can also find her pieces in department stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Saks 5th Avenue.

I love how every single one of here pieces are made of silk, which adds a great silhouette and shape to the garments. Most of the silhouettes are the same, but in different fabrics so it’s really neat to see how just a fabric change can make the pieces look so different. I really like the gathered silk shorts above…I may have to try out that type of style! Her blog is really interesting as well…it gives a glimpse into her life, her design process, and her store.


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on July 21, 2010, in Designers on My Radar and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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