Kim is warm, quick-witted and, as you might presume, fashion forward. She is one of the valiant pioneers who runs the show. We got a chance to catch up with her with her at Rubies+Diamonds, a glamorous cafe in Hollywood, about her role and what LAFW seeks to accomplish.
Kim Krempien, fashion director of LAFW. Image by Nicky Jaman
Unlike larger scale, commodified fashion weeks in New York and Paris, LAFW is more grass roots in how it supports cunning designers who don’t necessarily have huge social followings, but have brilliant, cohesive collections and reputable business models. Kim uncovers these diamonds in the rough and handpicks them to participate in LAFW.
Samsara Collections at LAFW SS17. Image by Nicky Jaman
Kim constantly harkens back to the city of Los Angeles as playing a key role in LAFW and the way the participating designers’ collections take shape. LAFW celebrates the culture of LA specifically, and even features collaborations with local artists and musicians. Kim, who hails from Toronto but has fallen for LA, claims this is the first city she’s lived in where she feels right at home wearing a bathing suit as a top. She ruminates on what sets LA style apart:
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Kim Krempien: I love Assembly. I love the way they merchandise.
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Arden Shore is a writer, dot connector and sock collector from Los Angeles who believes if everyone wore more yellow, we would be one step closer to world peace. Follow her meanderings @ardyparty.
Header image of Cecilia Echenique's SS17 collection by Nicky Jaman