Posted: Sep 04 2016Velvet comes into style every five years or so -- it seems designers cannot resist the tactile allure of the silky pile for injecting coziness and texture to fall dressing. This time, I reimagined it as the front panel of a luxurious silk sweatshirt and whipped up the coolest velvet and silk bomber jacket to throw over it. Wear the pieces fancy to a party, of course, but pull it out also for everyday -- perhaps with a whimsical Fifi velvet slipper in an unexpected bright jewel tone: vivid fuchsia or bright saffron....?
Musings from the Drawing Board: Elaine Kim on All Things Design and Fashion
Posted: Jul 01 2016
Elaine Kim Evolves as Multibrand Concept Store, WWD, July 1, 2016.
Elaine Kim has kept a steady hand carefully crafting her namesake business for the past eight years and is now positioned to branch out and expand.
The designer and retail veteran - whose résumé includes running Ecru boutiques and founding women's contemporary line Product, which later delved into its own retail -- recently quadrupled the size of her West Third Street store in Los Angeles, taking over the shop next door and adding a small outdoor patio that will accommodate what's been slowly evolving into a concept store housing not just her line but other brands and new categories.