Creative Pattern Cutting
Born in Seoul, South Korea, she discovered her new identity through embracing the name ‘Amber’ in the UK at an early age. She studied BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear at London College of Fashion while building experience across various sectors in fashion and worked at renowned fashion brands including Tom Ford and Chalayan.
Amber Kim’s collection, titled ‘Repurpose’, is a fashion design project with a reimagined mode of avant-garde, sustainable aesthetic that aims to extend the life of textile products using modern craftsmanship and technology.
She was recently featured on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, discussing her views on sustainable fashion and how this influenced her recent collection. By designing and crafting her collection using discarded tents from festivals, she told BBC Radio 4 “I’m a festival goer and I’ve seen all of the problems. I couldn’t leave and not do anything about it.”
Her collection was presented at SuperSuperSuper event during London Fashion Week 2019 in September. She was part of the collaborative exhibition and curated a performance at Wells Projects. She is also represented by Made in Arts London and as one of the University of Arts London’s emerging talent. One of her pieces were displayed at the annual exhibition at TM Lighting Gallery.