Designer

Kim Bernardin, of Korean origin, made a remarkable debut with her first Parisian fashion show at the ‘Cognacq-Jay Museum’ in March 1995. She draws inspiration from a tapestry of contrasting cultures, materials and colours, and her collections are infused with poetry. Like a magician, with a wave of her wand, feminine silhouettes, willowy and supple emerge, embellished in materials and associated with flowers through games of transparency, in a spirit of nature and fantasy. An expression of freedom emerges from her creations, and having “no restriction” is her motto. Kim travelled extensively, and is constantly inspired by the colours and traditions of the countries she passed through. She is passionate about fabrics and enjoys blending Asian and European cuts, which accords her creations a completely unique style. She inaugurated her shop in 2004 at 20 rue des Saints-Pères in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris and plans to open a second Parisian boutique soon. At the moment, her clientele is primarily based in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East (Beirut, Cairo, Kuwait, Jeddah and Riyadh) as well as in Hong Kong.