The ZuZu Kim label is founded by Christina Kim, a classical pianist that created her brand by designing strikingly romantic and comfortable clothing for her performances. This inspired her to create the ZuZu Kim ready-to-wear brand, which is the result of over a year of observation and research.
Christina’s brand embraces the creative forces of fashion and music. She is currently a student at the Juilliard School, studying classical piano repertoire weekly. The daughter of the former South Korean Ambassador and diplomat, Christina has lived around the world. She studied fashion design and fiber at the world-renowned School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and started her own atelier during school and thereafter. She worked with private clientele, local boutiques, and dressed musicians. Soon after, she was recruited by Phoebe Couture and Mary McFadden in New York City. She was appointed head designer within one year.
ZuZu Kim offers impeccable fit, and selects the finest of fabrics, predominantly of European origin. Christina is a perfectionist, and regards draping as an art form as a painter would a canvas. She is passionate about creating lines of the garment that tastefully and creatively accentuate the female form. She drapes each garment she designs personally. Christina is dedicated to creating the most beautiful and powerful statements through her work, and achieving equal impact through philanthropy. Her unique background, sensibility to different cultures, and passion for music bring a unique perspective to her designs.