Elise Kim is an Amsterdam based women’s wear and accessories brand. Elise was born in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. At 16, she left her country to study high school in Toronto, Canada. After high school, Elise Kim studied at Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Amsterdam Fashion Institute in Amsterdam and Central Saint Martins in London. She graduated in 2010 at AMFI. ??
After graduating, Elise Kim was granted the BKVB Funding to start her own brand. Elise Kim is defined by the combination of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Inspiration drawn from memories and everyday life is combined with an emphasis on tailoring, graphic shapes and the use of her unique designed fabrics.
In October 2011, several pieces of the A/W’11 and S/S’12 collection were used during episode 6 in Holland’s Next Top Model 2011.
In November 2011, Elise was granted the BKVB Funding for the 2nd time to support her brand.