Fashion department
Royal Academy of Fine Arts
AP Hogeschool Antwerpen
Master of Arts

Minju Kim — BE COVER


In a beautiful illustration of her motto 'your hands never betray you', Minju Kim presents a womenswear collection combining handcrafts and new materials into stunning silhouettes. At the basis of the collection is the feeling Minju got whilst watching the movie 'Wicked', about the green witch of Oz, which is not a bad person but who is discriminated against because she is green. The beauty of the unexpected and the unknown is developed into girly garments that look like shiny plastic wrappers, playing with big circular volumes and see-through elements, mainly made out of raffia, plastic tweed, jacquards and rubber. One can fully take cover in one of the bulky voluminous silhouettes with candy wrapper sleeves, or show more of yourself in the tops and skirts made of rubber ribbons. The strong rubber is melted , twisted and kotted into sweet bows, all handstitched into fabulous see-through garments. Just like in the 1st year of the Antwerp fashion education, Minju digged deeper into handwork, volumes, body shapes and time-consuming experiments, in order to get the best possible approach for this deceivingly sweet collection.

Thank you

Thanks: My family always supporting what I love, All my beautiful and best teachers trust what I have inside, Goeun and Jayda my left and right hands, Yea mo my super energizer, Edmund Ooi Kee saved me, Woojic comfort me, Han Chul my motivation, Jin young, Ji Eun, Jae Yeon always cheer me up in korea, and Davis my precious. LOVE