Mi Kyoung Kim is interested in all elements and techniques of handcrafting, she views these techniques as rights of passage levels of achievement that you have to attain before you can move on and start to improvise.
"I think it is importaant that we take responcibility and preserve ancient handicraft techniques which will die out if we do not take them to a new level."
Mi Kyoung Kim also thinks of herself as more of a sculptor than a tailor in her approach to fashion.
"I am really facinated by all the ways you can highlight, distort and transform the natural silhouette of the body with clothes and accessories."
Mi Kyoung Kim was born in Korea in 1981, she recieved a scholarship to study fashion at the Su Won University in Korea. In 2008 Mi Kyoung Kim achieved her BA in Fashion Design Technology at the London college of fashion and then went on to study an MA in Digital Fashion.