A Lifestyle Blog by Beth Anderson, September 2023
EUGENIA KIM, the CFDA award winning designer, celebrates her 25th anniversary this year. Her eponymous luxury accessories brand was founded in 1998.
Eugenia Kim caught the attention of the New York City downtown scene after the milliner designed a feathered cloche to hide a bad haircut. Eugenia Kim offers modern, innovative hat designs, and a playful approach to luxury by marrying clean, classic shapes with fresh, feminine styles.
Barney’s New York placed their first order in 2001, the same year that Jennifer Lopez wore the iconic camel felt floppy hat with a gold chain to the VMA’s. Since then, Eugenia Kim has gone on to dress celebrities including Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, Bella Hadid, Charlize Theron, Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore, Diane Kruger, Dakota Fanning, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kirsten Dunst. The brand has been featured in Vogue, WWD, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, NYT, and more. Eugenia Kim is sold online at www.eugeniakim.com and at major retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, and Neiman Marcus, as well as through affiliate marketing retail partners.
“Hats are the ultimate cosmetic as the right hat can instantaneously transform the shape of the wearer’s face.”
– Eugenia Kim
The Fall/Winter 2023 Collection will drop August 2023. FW23 is a powerful collection centered around a bold silhouette and injections of color. Hand-dipped dye, elevated shapes, commanding tones, and textured finishes– the mood is daring, feminine, and sophisticated. Each style features a unique variation as they are dipped by hand. Accents include gold chain bands, velvet and leather ribbons, new colorways and patterns, faux shearling and fur, as well as accessories including headbands and gloves.
“Cooling temperatures and changing leaves bring us back to basics, with a twist, in this new collection.” – Eugenia Kim
Love Tennis Collection:
In Spring 2024, Eugenia Kim will debut the Love Collection of tennis apparel and accessories. The collection is an ode to her love story with husband and Design Director, Christopher Lee, as they initially met on a tennis court many years ago, and created the new collection together. Eugenia often found herself playing tennis then going straight to the work, wishing she could find tennis clothing chic enough to transition from the courts to the office. She comprehensively shopped the tennis apparel market, yet nothing piqued her interest. Thus, the Eugenia Kim Love Collection was born. The collection reinvents tennis wear by marrying high-fashion and couture techniques with practical, functional athletic apparel. Inspired by both vintage Carrie Bradshaw and balletic French icon Suzanne Lenglen, Eugenia infuses her signature aesthetic of femininity and minimalism, with the house colors of pale pink, optic white, and black. “In tennis, love means nothing, but Eugenia Kim Love is everything.” – Eugenia Kim
Icon Collection (25th anniversary) This year is no ordinary one for Eugenia Kim. The accessories designer and milliner is celebrating 25 years in business – no easy feat in fashion. We are digging into the archives to recreate some of the top brand moments from Eugenia Kim’s career. The Icons Collection is a trip down memory lane covering everything from a feathered cloche bucket hat included in her very first collection bought by Barney’s to an oversized mohawk originally made for David Lachapelle. Innovative silhouettes and intricate details are reflected in the collection’s humorous ode to Eugenia Kim’s journey as a luxury milliner in New York City.