Timothy K. "Punk is not dead!"
“I want to create clothes for a good reason. Not for fame or money, but to produce art for art's sake, free from the mechanisms of fashion. I want to design clothes, which the customer recognises as an art form”. This is the calling card of 22-year-old Timothy Kuzmeski. And his works are just a click away…If you try to analyse the creative identity of Timothy K. you'll find three core themes: a New York street punk heart, the original “do it yourself”; a progressive style, but still linked to classic stylistic traits; and the ideals of beauty of Parisian Haute-Couture fashion houses from times past. Timothy K. is fresh out of university.He completed his B.F.A. in Fashion at the Pratt Institute of Design in New York City in May 2010. Thanks to his collection, he won himself the Renee Hunter evening award. And the first compliments from the press, and above all from the fashion industry, are already being made.Timothy discovered his passion for art at a tender age: in middle school, he won a national architecture prize.Today, he works outside his studio for a number of clients and continues to cultivate his passion for painting and 3D design. If you're in New York, don't be surprised if you see his name around the art galleries.
Photos via timothyk.net
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