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Original Fashion Gypsy
Kim - 'Original Fashion Gypsy' is a designer with a passion for the exotic, for travel & for the best in craftsmanship. Kim has travelled extensively to learn ancient techniques in leather, to always support local artisans & their small family businesses, ultimately mixing tools and ideas bringing history into the future.
Since graduating with Honours from the renowned Central St. Martins in London, Kim has adorned models including Kendall Jenner, musicians such as Ryan Jarman of 'The Cribs', Pete Doherty of 'The Libertine's' alongside the fabulous stylist and TV personality Hilary Alexander previously Fashion Editor of 'The Daily Telegraph'.
Working as part of the Lesley Goring Show Productions, Kim enjoyed producing shows for designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Swarovski, Central St. Martins graduate shows, Royal College Of Art MA shows, London Fashion Week & Clothesshow Live & more over many years.
Beginning as a high fashion magazine & catwalk model, Kim loved seeing the industry from the inside out & grew from model to stylist to show producer. Always with her suitcase full of designs, Kim became known for her bespoke leather designs culminating into her very own boutique in London, before jetsetting to her new life & design creativity with her young daughter across South East Asia.
Kim was also asked by Jean Paul Gaultier himself to collaborate on leather work for his Paris Fashion Week Collection.
Inspiring & supporting young & new designers along her way, Kim has helped to launch over 40 design labels, some of whom are now on the biggest catwalks in the World, with a great understanding & foresight into the future of fashion. With her personal influence & inspiration from such greats as Sally Perks, Zandra Rhodes, Hilary Alexander, Jean Paul Gaultier & the incredible vision of Louise Wilson, Kim continues to strive for, love & enjoy true creativity.