Kimmy.J Fall/Winter Collection represent the kids for the move Suicide Squad (if they had children) which probably inspired the theme for the runway show. Oversized coats, neon colors, and the bad boy/girl looks completing works and will be something millennials will appreciate this fall.


KIMMY.J’s FW/17 collection titled, “Dumpster Disposal Squad” is inspired by garbage collectors who pick up trash from door to door. The title uses Dumpster, to reference landfills, and Disposal Squads, to reference the collectors, personifying them as superheroes. The collection uses fun, energetic color palettes reminiscent of plastic, metal, and vinyl, juxtaposed against achromatic colors you find in refuse. Silhouettes include reinterpreted uniform shapes and feature details found in public goods.

Designer Heejin Kim majored in integrated design in Yonsei University. Originally expressing her creativity through furniture design, Kim felt her artistic imagination was stifled, and 2013 launched KIMMY.J Kim aims to develop a witty collection for urban lifestyle using her structural design aesthetic. KIMMY.J has previously shown in Seoul, New York and Paris Fashion Weeks.

Photo Credit: Dan Lecca


Concept Korea returned to New York on February 10th, 2017 to show Fall/Winter 2017 collections at Skylight Clarkson Square, marking its fifteenth season showing at NYFW. Hosted by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), this season’s showcase represented the best of women’s Seoul-based fashion and included designers: GREEDILOUS by Younhee Park, KIMMY.J by Heejin Kim and YOHANIX by Yohan Kim.

From K-Pop to K-Beauty, there is no denying the cultural influence of South Korea over the past decade. Most recently, South Korean fashion designers have taken the industry by storm, creating a K-Fashion phenomenon that has quickly placed Seoul on the international fashion map. Since 2010, the program has brought rising design stars from South Korea into the New York City spotlight, providing a global stage for the country’s tremendous talents.

Notable attendees included Fern MallisSimon CollinsTy HunterShaun Ross and Ian Mellencamp.