Hey Everyone! I had the opportunity to sit down for a one-on-one interview with the booming young Vancouver-based artist and designer Kim Legler. Kim is from Yellowknife and decided to move to Vancouver to pursue her love for art and fashion. Kim graduated from La Salle College and has been painting for over 10 years and designing for 7 years. Her designs are all unique and handmade with love just for you. She is often inspired by nature, people and the city. Kim has had the amazing opportunity to showcase her work in Vancouver Fashion Week and the charity fashion show Little Black Dress Gala three times.
This seasons event was hosted at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. It was amazing to see so many people supporting local designers and the charity Help Change My City Alliance in their little black dresses. For those who have not heard of this charity, it is a non-profit fundraiser their mission is to empower young people with mentorship and skill training of all kinds.
This seasons event was an extra special one because Kim showcased her brand relaunch with her Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. Her inspiration for this collection was florals, beaches and vacations. Kim wanted to take a more fun and youthful approach to her brand and wants everyone to feel happy and beautiful when wearing her designs. The collection included cute summer dresses, skirts, beach wraps and her new addition KIMIKINI’s. Also seen on the models were flower crowns that were designed and handmade by local designer Tetyana Golota.
Kim is a huge inspiration to me with everything she has done from her art to creating her own brand. I am very excited to see what she will be designing next!
Kim Legler S/S 2017 Collection – LBD Gala
Below are a few samples of her reversible KIMIKINI Swimwear S/S 2017 Collection available for purchase online at www.kimlegler.com
Fashion Show Photographer: Evan Chen
Tor Erickson – www.instagram.com/torerickson/
Dayna Weststeyn – https://www.instagram.com/daynamariah/
League International Model MGMT – http://leaguemodels.com
Angela Ohana – https://www.instagram.com/angela_ohana_23/
Kelly Bui – https://www.instagram.com/pristineartistry/
Cera Chiang – https://www.instagram.com/cerafashionmakeup/