Christine Kinson’s passion for fashion
With a passion for fashion and a desire to make a positive impact in the competitive fashion industry, Christine Kinson, a young and upcoming designer, had recently launched her new range during Graduate Fashion Week. Evidently, she had been described as “the one to watch” after the audience viewed her unique clothing, and had praised her on her “mix of patterns, textures and prints”.
In the final year of her studies at Kingston University, Christine had worked on her new range for the last six months before showcasing it at the fashion week. Not only had her mother inspired her to make clothes, but also her determination and zest had influenced her to work hard in this particular industry. Because of her willpower and enthusiasm, she had secured a paid internship in the renowned Brooks Brothers in New York who had showcased her clothing in their window.
Following in the steps of Stella McCartney and Christopher Bailey, well-known fashion artists, fashion bloggers and clothing brands at the Graduate Fashion Week had recognised and praised Christine’s work. She had produced clothing that was “vibrant and colourful”, and this had certainly caught the eye of fashion moguls who had tweeted Christine’s photos.
With the fashion week over, she is likely to receive interviews, placements and paid positions with major fashion labels. She has already had an interview at the prestigious Ralph Lauren and Ben Sherman, and she has worked with prominent labels such as H&M and Old Navy, which has given her the ideal experience and knowledge compared to other candidates. Her ideal job would be in London as it is the hub of fashion, but she is also keeping her options open. Travelling around would encourage her to meet fashion artists from all over the world, and it would help her to create a valuable book of vital networks.
Her style is inspired by Chloe and Celine, and her trademark is creating oversized, vintage and funky knitwear. Christine also creates lounge wear and sports-style everyday wear, which uses studs and embroidery yarn. Such raw, fresh and young styles had left the packed audience in awe and feeling impressed. Inspiration takes place in the form of her mother who had supported Christine since she had discovered her passion, and had also transferred her unique seamstress skills onto her daughter.
With a large amount of supporters and impressed fashion artists, Christine will certainly be fulfilling her passion. Competition is high in this industry, but with her unique determination and zeal, she is already taking the first step towards creating a name for herself. Before we know it, her name will be rolling out of everyone’s mouth and her clothes will soon take place in every high-street shop.
Photos: Courtesy of Christine Kinson
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