Kathleen Hanhee Kye
Seoul, South Korea
With Fabrique since 2021
Renowned LVMH nominee, "Top Ten Influential Designer in Asia," Forbes' "Under 30 Talent," Woolmark Award winner, her creations are worned by BLACKPINK, 2NE1, G-Dragon.
Kathleen Hanhee Kye is making significant waves in the fashion industry with her innovative and playful designs. Known for dressing international stars like BLACKPINK and G-Dragon, Kye's influence is undeniable. Born in the U.S. and raised in South Korea, her unique perspective was honed at London's Central Saint Martins, where she stood out as the youngest in her Menswear Masters class in 2011.
Kye's brand, KYE, has quickly become synonymous with cutting-edge streetwear and a deep connection to youth culture, transcending mere clothing to become powerful cultural statements. Her debut at New York Fashion Week with "Concept Korea" in 2013, her recognition as a finalist for the LVMH Award in 2014, her feature in Forbes Asia's "Youth Talents Under 30 to Watch" in 2017, and her win at the International Woolmark Awards in 2018 all speak to her impact and innovation in fashion.​
What distinguishes Kye's work is her bold use of patterns, vibrant colors, and avant-garde touches. Her talent lies in harmonizing unconventional color combinations that defy traditional expectations, resulting in truly original pieces. Her designs are not just clothes; they are stories of contemporary casual wear and youth culture, worn by global icons like Rihanna and Anne Marie. Kye's unique approach to fashion is a blend of creativity and cultural insight, setting her apart in the world of fashion. She's crafting a wonder that's uniquely hers, a fashion alchemy that no one else can replicate.

Designs by Kathleen Hanhee Kye

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