Hailing from St Petersburg, Russia designer Timur Kim presented his first collection at the age of 16 in St Petersburg Fashion Week. Making a name for himself the young designer moved to London in 2006 where he was offered a place on the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins winning the Chloe award in 2011 as well as the Pringle of Scotland award twice.

His inspirations range from the modest denim skirt to more extravagant references such as Dr Zhivago and early 20th century Russia. Timur Kim’s CSM A/W 12 graduate collection focuses on bringing sophistication, wear-ability, and modernity together. Clean lines and mixed fabrics create complexity within the simplicity of his designs. Playing with the contrast between fabrics, he uses denim and velvet to bring a luxury to everyday wear.

The young designer has received praise from publications such as Vogue as well as from SHOWstudio’s Alex Fury for his delicate balance between fabrics, and interesting take on femininity. Timur will be showing his new collection on the catwalk on Friday 15th September as well as showcasing his line in our exhibition space throughout LFW.

By Vanessa Omoregie, @wewearblack

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