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About Jihyun Kim : Jihyun Kim is a South Korean born New York based fashion designer and artist. Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. At the age of 18, she moved to New York to study fashion design at Pratt Institute, and graduated in May 2016. At the stage of graduate fashion show, she received Liz Claiborne-Concept to Product award with $25,000 sponsorship from Liz Claiborne & Art Ortenberg foundation. Based on the prize, Kim launched S'MM, which is contemporary women's wear brand based in New York. Also, she is working as freelance fashion designer based in New York City.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Kim's work pursues combining fashion and art with minimalism perspective and feminine design. Although Kim's current work is closer to fashion industry and commercial way, she continually attempt to present new way of integrating fine arts and fashion in her collection and art work.

ORGANIZATION:
SMM New York, LLC

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Fashion designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2016, Fashion Design, BFA, Pratt Institute, NEW YORK/USA.

EXPERIENCE:
2016-2017, Freelance Assistant Designer, Vivienne Tam, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, Freelance Design Administration, Aeropostale, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, Freelance Assistant Designer, Cole Hann, NEW YORK/USA.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2017, Emerging Designer Fashion Show, Fashion Gallery New York Fashion Week, NEW YORK/USA.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2016 Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival, The Set NYC, NEW YORK/USA.
2016 Annual Dark and Scary Halloween Group Show, Greenpoint Gallery, NEW YORK/USA.
2016 Pratt Design Show, Pratt Institute, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, Pratt Institute 117th runway show, Pratt Institute, NEW YORK/USA.
2015, NASAD Exhibition, Pratt Institute and The National Association of Schools of Art and Design, NEW YORK/USA.
2015, Cotton Inc, Competition Finalists Exhibition, Pratt Institute, NEW YORK/USA.
2015, Fashion Knows Fashion : Materiality Finalists Exhibition, Pratt Institute Juliana Curran Terian Design Center, NEW YORK/USA.
2014 "ORGANIC MATTER woven art-wear", Neiman Marcus Dallas Flagship Window Display, TEXAS/USA.
2015 "ORGANIC MATTER woven art-wear", NYFW Macy's Herald Square Window Display, NEW YORK/USA.
2014, "ORGANIC MATTER woven art-wear", Ralph Pucci International Gallery Nine, NEW YORK/USA.

AWARDS:
2016, 1st Place, Liz Claiborne Award - Concept to Product, NEW YORK/USA.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2017, "White Patent Trouser", Ladygunn, Issue DigitalxS/S'17 page 41-42, March, NEW YORK/USA.
2017, "Get Feminine Minimalist with S'MM", The Cool Hour, http://www.thecoolhour.com/2017/02/get-feminine-mi
nimalist-smm/#.WLeWKQZy60A.tumblr, February, CALIFORNIA/USA.
2017, "S/S 2017 jacket, coat, pants, and blouse", GLASSbook Magazine, https://glass-book.com/kaleidoscope/, January, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "Portrait of Women Collection", Create! Magazine, https://create-magazine.com/blog/2016/12/jihyun-ki
m?rq=Jihyun, December, PENNSYLVANIA/USA.
2016, "S/S 2017 jacket, dress, and silver top", Designscene Magazine, http://www.designscene.net/2016/11/young-fashion-d
esigner.html, Pages 18-21, November, REPUBLIC OF SERBIA.
2016, "S/S 2017 Collection", Dreamingless Magazine, Cover page and pages 4-14, November, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.
2016, "S'MM", Korea Town, http://njktown.net/news/article.html?no=29645, November, NEW JERSEY/USA.
2016, "S/S 2017 Dress, Bullett Magazine, http://bullettmedia.com/editorial/see-her-out/, October, CALIFORNIA/USA.
2016, "S/S 2017 Jacket", Teen Eye Magazine, https://issuu.com/teeneye/docs/icons_-_autumn_2016
, pages 158-159, October, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "S/S 2017 Coat", Prattfolio, Pratt Institute, https://issuu.com/prattinstitute/docs/prattfolio_f
a16_issuu, page 39, October, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "S/S 2017 White Pants", Jute Fashion Magazine, http://www.jutefashionmagazine.com/webitorial/stan
d-alone-by-alessandro-russino/, September, Prague/Czech Republic.
2016, "Jihyun Kim", College Fashionista, http://www.collegefashionista.com/straight-out-of-
college-three-up-and-coming-designers-you-need-to-
know-about/, September, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "Jihyun Kim's collection", Pratt Institute, https://www.pratt.edu/news/view/pratt-institutes-2
016-fashion-show-captivates-crowd-and-attracts-nat
ional-m, May, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "Jihyun Kim's Collection", Vogue, http://www.vogue.com/13435022/pratt-institute-stud
ent-fashion-show-2016-harold-koda/, May, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "Jihyun Kim", WWD, http://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/pratt
-institute-graduate-runway-student-show-harold-kod
a-10425959/, May, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "Masterpiece dress and 80s glass doll accessory", InStlye, http://www.instyle.com/news/harold-koda-award-prat
t-institute-annual-fashion-show, May, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "Masterpiece dress", Trend Prive Magazine, http://trendprivemagazine.com/pratt-institute-annu
al-student-fashion-show-2016/, May, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "Jihyun Kim's Dress", Yahoo, https://www.yahoo.com/style/meet-future-fashion-50
-stunning-215824948/photo-pratt-graduate-jihyun-ki
m-s-1464736684711.html, May, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "Jihyun Kim's Collection," Fashion Unfiltered, https://fashionunfiltered.com/news/2016/pratt-inst
itute-annual-benefit-harold-koda, May, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "Kim's Collection", Fashionista, http://fashionista.com/2016/05/pratt-student-show-
2016, May, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, "S/S 2017", Pratt Institute, https://issuu.com/prattinstitute/docs/2016_fashion
_show_lookbook, Pages 6, 18, and 40, May, NEW YORK/USA.

BOOKS:
2017, "S'MM Coloring Book Vol. 1", 41 Pages, NEW YORK/USA, ISBN1520901585

ACCOLADES:
2016, Outstanding Merit Award, Pratt Institute, NEW YORK/USA.
2016, Pratt Circle Award, Pratt Institute, NEW YORK/USA.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Korean (Native).
English (Advanced).
Japanese (Beginner)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Photoshop, Expert.
Adobe Illustrator, Expert.
Adobe In design, Advanced.
Microsoft Power Point, Advanced.
Microsoft Excel, Advanced.
Microsoft Word, Expert.

HOBBIES:
Hang out with my dog, named Stella.

CLIENTELE:
2017, Vivienne Tam, Developed F/W 2017 collection and assisted NYFW F/W 2017 fashion show as a design team.
2016, Aeropostale, Worked for 2018 season color trend.
2016, Cole Hann, Finished 2018 season color story and built up the material and fabric sample archive.
2016, Vivienne Tam, Worked NYFW S/S 2016 collection at design team.

WEB SITE:
http://www.smmnyc.com/

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://www.smmnyc.com/

RSS URL:
http://www.smmnyc.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2016-09-18 23:55:50

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Young

Awards received by Jihyun Kim


Wardrobe Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

A' Design Award Winner for Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Category in 2016
Jihyun Kim for S'mm

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