Jul 15, 2013
CPFW Day 6: 5 Minutes with Kim Gam
Happy Monday! Here's an interview I did with designer Kim Gan at the Buyer's Cocktail hosted by Gotstyle in Toronto for Canada Philippine Fashion Week.
What are your favourite fabrics and materials to work with and why?
Actually, [I like] anything. I love chiffon and bamboo linens--very Filipino.
How long does it usually take to construct a piece?
For clothes like these (points at the gowns), it can take a week. Beaded ones can take up to a month. And everything is handmade. You can't call it couture if it's not handmade.
What are you doing when you're not designing?
I travel a lot. And chit chat over coffee with friends.
Favourite Filipino food?
Pork adobo. It's a classic.
Describe your experience here in Toronto during Fashion Week:
It's very tiring but very fulfilling. It's my first time in Canada, in Toronto, and I'm loving it. I have plans to come back here and hopefully I could have a solo show next year or I could put up a shop here. Who knows!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's designer interview! xo