Designers to Watch: Kim Mee Hye

As the holiday season is fastly approaching we are actively perfecting our jewelry wishlist and designer Kim Me Hye is without a doubt at the top. Made with the finest materials in Belgium ateliers, Hye’s pieces portray messages of freedom and power, and if there ever was a time for that it is certainly now. With use of sharp and impactful shapes, made of the most precious golds and diamonds, one can easily wear pieces for both casual and fromal moments.

Hye has found a way to reinvent traditional shapes of crosses, handcuffs and hearts in a fresh and sophisticated way that can be timeless additions to your jewelry collection. The interchangeable movement of her pieces makes for a modern playfullness that even the most refined woman would find enjoyment in. The Twisted bracelet is a versatile take on a standard diamond bangle that will instantly elevate your arm candy to a new level.

The Another World collection touches on punk elements with elegant touches of feminity, allowing just enough edge to portray a bit of rock and individuality while staying polished and complete. We are loving the Swing Swing ring which is one of the brand’s most popular pieces, featuring a reversable coponent for “jewellry with multiple personalities.” Soft rose gold and colorful diamonds make for an emotional conversation piece that holds depth and spirit.

Hye practices the belief that luxury is not made for just the big moments in life but all the small ones that create and compile into someone’s lifetime. She longs to reach an audience who embraces the emotional connection that jewelry has to the most sacred of times. “I like the idea of being sophisticated, but also more casual on the same day. I create jewels for women who don’t consider fine jewelry as suited only to a particular occasion,” Hye has said. Personalization and engraving options are also available, capturing messages of love and appreciation each time a piece is put on.

As a receipent of design awards, stockists at top international retailers and thriving press, Hye is topping the radar of jewelry afficianados.

Will take size seven in rings please, just saying!

 

 

Sold at sought after international boutiques Colette, Browns, Lane Crawford, 10 Corso Como, Luisa via Roma, and Lane Crawford to name a few, the line will be launching in some exciting retailers stateside next year. In the meantime, you can score a piece from her site and Quiet Storms in Brooklyn in a few weeks.

About the Author

Michelle Costa currently works as Senior Account Executive at Network USA, representing various luxury RTW and accessory clients. She began her career at Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country and Cartier. An original beach bum turned fashion publicist residing on the Upper West Side in NYC. Follow her journey on Instagram @michellemariacosta