Friday, September 12, 2008
A VERY SPECIAL ANNE KLEIN TRUNK SHOW: MEET ANNE KLEIN’S NEW VP OF DESIGN, TED KIM
Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images, courtesy of BPCM [bismarck phillips communications & media]
Ever since designer Isabel Toledo parted ways with Anne Klein, we wondered what the company would do next. While Ms. Toledo is unquestionably a talented designer, her designers were just too couture for the more mainstream Anne Klein customer.
When we saw the images [shown here] designed by Ted Kim, we breathed a sigh of relief. Designer Ted Kim’s new collection has that modern clean lined all-American sensibility that speaks of his background at Michael Kors.
Says Mr. Kim to WWD about his first collection for Anne Klein, “It’s Anne Klein with a facelift and a tummy tuck.”
Mr. Kim has had stints working on the Donna Karan signature collection as well as Max Mara’s Sportmax collection. The new spring 2009 collection will be his first collection for Anne Klein.
If you’re in Dallas on Saturday, September 13, change your plans and head over to Neiman Marcus North Park for what we think will be a very worthwhile event.
WHEN: Saturday the 13th of September, from 1pm to 4pm at the Neiman Marcus North Park, Dallas
WHO: TED KIM, Anne Klein’s new Vice-President of Design
WHAT: An intimate shopping event at the Neiman Marcus North Park where he will show his collection for the first time ever to the public.