“I understand the power of good design to enhance a person’s self-image and self-esteem. Design is a tool to help people feel good about themselves, both as individuals and as a part of the larger community.”

Angela Kim Handcrafted Garments is a unique design house in Asheville, NC that offers women’s ready-to-wear collections as well as custom designs and personal tailoring services. Angela creates luxurious garments that are thoughtfully planned and carefully handcrafted to flatter a real woman’s body.

Her designs reflect her personal style and sprit: modern, sophisticated, elegant, and fun. And her technical knowledge of textiles, garment construction and the design process results in effortlessly refined garments that are appropriate for ladies of all ages and shapes.

Angela Kim Handcrafted Garments launched in August 2015, showcasing its first collection, “Garden Party,” at Asheville Fashion Week. The Asheville-inspired collection featured classic, sophisticated and fun designs presented in fine fabrics and brightly colored prints.

Angela is greatly influenced by the rich network of local textile producers, weavers and accessory designers in the Asheville area. She is inspired by her love of nature, architecture, arts, and travel, which is reflected in her collection. Fine fabric selection, elegant yet fun prints and unique details are all signatures of her design.

Angela Kim began her career studying clothing and textiles in Seoul, Korea. After successfully completing graduate school with a master’s degree in fashion, she moved to New Zealand and worked in several fashion companies as a designer and merchandiser. She has made her home in Asheville since 2011.

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