KIM STEVENSON IS A YOUNG DESIGNER FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA  WHO HAS BEEN SURROUNDED BY ART ALL HER LIFE.  SHE ORIGINALLY DREAMED OF BECOMING AN ARTIST AND ENJOY ALL ART FORMS FROM SCULPTURE TO PAINTINGS . FROM AN EARLY AGE KIM ALWAYS ENJOYED CUSTOMISING HER CLOTHES TO MAKE THEM DIFFERENT TO EVERYONE ELSE'S - DESIRING TO BE A TRENDSETTER RATHER THAN A FOLLOWER. AFTER FINISHING SCHOOL KIM SPENT TIME TRAVELLING THE WORLD TAKING IN AND OBSERVING OTHER CULTURES, FINALLY SETTLING ON LONDON TO STUDY FASHION. 

KIM DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM HER NATIVE MELBOURNE, AND CHOSEN LONDON DESCRIBING BOTH CITIES AS THE COMBINATION OF RURAL MEETS CITY LIFE. THIS STARK CONTRAST OF NATURAL V. MAN-MADE IS A CONSTANT INSPIRATION FOR HER. LIVING IN SUCH A DIVERSE, MULTICULTURAL CITY ALLOWS KIM TO COMBINE DIFFERENT CULTURES THROUGHOUT HER DESIGNS UTILISING NATURAL YARNS AND FABRICATION, HANDCRAFTED WEAVES THAT REPRESENT ELEMENTS OF DIFFERENT CULTURES TO CITY ENVIRONMENTS THAT CREATE SUB CULTURE STYLE. KIM'S MORALS LIE STRONGLYIN FASHION WHICH IS ETHICALLY CONSIDERED AND AIMS TO PRODUCE WORK THAT REPRESENTS THE VALUE OF HANDCRAFTED WORK BUT ALSO AESTHETICALLY APPEALS TO EXCITING NEW DIRECTIONS IN STYLE AND YOUTH CULTURE.   

KIM DESCRIBES CLOTHING AS A CANVAS AND IT'S FABRICATION AS THE 'PAINT'. A FORM OF ARTISTIC/CREATIVE EXPRESSION. RICHLY DECORATIVE ON VINTAGE SILHOUETTES MIXED WITH CULTURES, WHICH HAS A SLIGHTLY ANDROGYNOUS FEEL.


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