Designer and entrepreneur Konni Kim founded the label ‘Konni Kim’ in 2020.
Having spent her childhood in London, she carries a deep understanding of global culture and is often described as a free spirit.
Her Korean prep school background gives her an edge and her many ventures as an independent party planner have broadened her perspective, leading her to found the brand Giamiaa in 2019 with her best friends.
As a rising socialite and fashion talent in the Seoul scene, she has her eye on the international stage with her own independent upcycled label ‘Konni Kim’.
I rested my fingers on the keyboard for a split second as I paused to contemplate whether I should write in the third person, like all those other cool biography ‘about me’s you’re probably used to seeing on the back of books with a picture of the author (usually black and white), but – deciding it would go against the essence of this blog – I’ll just do it my way.
I’m an independent writer, party planner, and CEO of fashion brand Giamiaa ( here, check it out: giamiaa.com / @giamiaa_official ). I’m Korean (North or South?) and a Seoulite (yes, Gangnam style) wandering about the city enjoying the many views that entrepreneurship here has to offer.
I spent my childhood in London, and the rest of it here in Seoul (yes, ‘it’ as in my childhood, it never ends). That’s why I’m always wandering around, I can’t keep myself in one spot because I need to keep adventuring the world. There’s just so much synergy to be created and new value to be added.
I started this blog way back in 2012, when I was literally in the preppiest secondary school in Korea (school used to end at 11pm like wtf), to rebel against authority and prove that I have a passion for fashion. Well, point proven, HA.
I’m guessing you’ve got a basic picture of me in your mind now, but just in case you’re still confused, here’s a photo of me in a blue Giamiaa dress, because you can tell everything about a person by their looks, right?
And now, just for your pleasure, is the original excerpt for this page, written by teenage me years ago when I first started this blog. Enjoy. Cringe.
I’m Konni Kim.
I was born in South Korea, and spent my childhood in London, UK. I am 19 years old. I’m a fashion student.
(Me : )
I have always been interested in and fascinated by creation and expression.
My confidence derives from the fact that I am authentic, original, and unique. My inspiration to continue innovating is made up of everything and everyone around me. It’s usually the little things in my awesome daily life that get me up on my feet and creating. My passion is my expression through the Arts.
I am a self-actualized artist, writer, and blogger with great ambitions. I will create a legend by developing further forms of expression to encourage people to communicate more deeply through the Arts -specifically: visual expression- and strive to create artistic, genuine, personal, emotional bonds in such a materialistic world. Trust me, it will be legendary.
I often get asked-“Why do you blog? It’s not like it’s gonna get you into college or make you money!” Well, I’ve never really had a concrete answer to that question, and as a blogger, I don’t think you should have one definite answer. I blog not for a specific reason or purpose, but because, well, I like it. I don’t know. It makes me happy, and it makes other people happy, and that makes me even more happy. I always get to meet new people through my blog, and every single person I’ve met so far or talked to through this blog has left a meaningful impression on me. My readers make me the happiest 17-year-old girl in the whole wide world. Isn’t that enough for me to continue on with Konni Kim Designs?
This legend, my legend, is what I live for. The legend starts here, on this very page. Congratulations. You are a part of it. Let’s keep going together, hand in hand.
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