Designer Showcase – Kim Legler

Kim Legler is a Vancouver-based Fashion Designer.  She is a graduate of La Salle College and has been designing for about 7 years now. Kim is originally from Yellowknife, and comes from a fine-art background.  She is often inspired by nature & the vibrancy of city-life.  You will see this contrast in a lot of her work. Kim’s design aesthetic is minimalistic, yet feminine.  Her silhouettes are mostly tailored, and clean-lined.  Her mission is to create wearable clothes that can easily be incorporated into everyday life & into a pre-existing wardrobe. Kim Legler designs for the modern, sophisticated, and effortless type of woman.

Miranda Landry Photography www.mirandalandry.com @mirasphotos

Kim recently showcased her Holiday Collection titled “Poetic Justice” at the Little Black Dress Gala on November 25th.  This event is hosted twice a year by Help Change My City Alliance, and supports local women and youth in need. This season the event was hosted at the beautiful and luxurious Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. This was Kim Legler’s second time showcasing with the organization this year. She is very passionate about the cause, and loves to show any kind of support that she can.  Being a part of the Little Black Dress Gala has allowed her a platform to also give opportunities to others.  This collection she tried something different, having shorter models.  She wanted to give young women that do not meet the typical height restrictions a chance to walk the runway. Kim collaborated with the local brand ‘Metismade’ based out of Penticton and founded by Carlie Lachowski who is also from Yellowknife. She designed and hand-made the hats that you saw on the runway.

The setting during the night of the show was very intimate, exquisite and festive feeling.  The Fairmont was decorated so beautifully, and everyone enjoyed taking photos with the Christmas tree.  There was a very joyous, and festive feeling in the air. The show proceeded with one designer after another, and before we knew it, it was all over and everyone was enjoying the remaining festivities of the event. It was wonderful to see so many people come together to support each other, their community,  and enjoy a beautiful evening of art, dance, music and fashion. I could not believe the amount of people who turned up, or the fact that they sold out of tickets, not once, but TWICE! Like Alpha Kirabira, The Founder says “If you’re not giving, you’re not living.”  Kim will be showcasing next at Vancouver Fashion Week in March, so watch out for her!