Feature Fridays: Designer Misu Kim
Originally from Seoul, Misu Kim arrived in Paris in 2006 and has worked for Maison Martin Margiela, Bless and Bernhard Willhelm. She left to launch her own brand Misu a Barbe.
Drawing her inspiration from the special within the ordinary, Misu Kim communicates her vision through architectural art form. This year Kim it’s knitwear.
To translate this vision into her designs, Misu has been collaborating with artist/sculpturer Anastasia Freygang, who has taken her sculptures to the streets to capture their representative life styles. In her show, Misu included video pieces and art installations of the artist in her runway show.
Her firs Fall/Winter 2010 was based on a bearded lady, Mme Clementine Delait, who lived in France in the 1930. The theme runs throughout the pieces showing bearded cagoules, cardigans and capes out of selected wool.
Her latest Spring/Summer 2011 collection consisted of bright colors mixed with graphic designs that she printed on woven skirts, trousers and cardigans.
Both collectionsW10 and SS11 have been showcased in Paris and are currently in display in Antwerp.
Misu imagines her clothes to be combined with everyday pieces; to be enjoyed as the spark in everyday life.
More photos from her shows can be seen here.