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Angela Kim

A South Korean-born New Zealander, Angela completed her Master's course in fashion design in Seoul at the prestigious Ewha Women’s University before working as a womenswear designer and merchandiser in the fast-paced markets of New Zealand and Korean fashion.   After working internationally in fashion for over 15 years, Angela relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 2011.

The invaluable experience she gained from working internationally and her unique perspective on fashion trends motivated her to launch her own ready-to-wear brand (Angela Kim Designs) in 2015.  In 2016 she was honored to be selected as a finalist for the 2016 Belk Southern Designer Showcase.


To further her interest and expertise in couture dressmaking, she launched Angela Kim Couture in 2017 and now specializes exclusively in couture custom wedding and special occasion dress design.  She enjoys the fact that the couture design process demands her full skill set as a designer and allows her to focus on each client on a more personal level — incorporating their inspirations, style and story into their one-of-a-kind dream dresses.

Angela's passion for fashion and couture dressmaking is evident as she expertly guides visitors to the fabric shops in the heart of Paris's fashion district. Her knowledge and experience in the industry offer invaluable insight into the world of couture fashion. With Angela as a guide, visitors can explore the history and current trends of the Parisian fashion scene while admiring the stunning array of fabrics on offer. From luxurious silks to intricate lace, Angela's expertise and love for fashion make for an unforgettable experience in the fashion capital of the world.

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