Korean American model, Irene Kim, has graced the pages of Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Glamour; walked for several designers including Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. and Rachel Comey; and she’s landed some solid advertising campaigns. With a growing modeling career, she’s definitely on her way to becoming a serious style icon. Hailing from New York and a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology for Textile Design, her career began in the concrete jungle working as a style consultant. She then did creative direction for a multimedia platform fashion website before joining VNY Model Management in New York City. Kim is currently represented in Seoul by ESteem Model Management under the women’s division.
A quick view into her Instagram world (@ireneisgood) gives us an idea of her playfulness, from the rocking rainbow hair she currently sports to her artistic street shots. What makes us love her? Her style posts are carefree, fun and urban, while her personal blog proves she’s always had an eye for presenting fashion trends in more thought-provoking aesthetics. Below are a few of our favorite shots.
We love the how she pairs her Rag and Bone Talia V-neck with distressed denim. She also sports a pair of heavy duty hiking boots for some “tough girl” attitude, while standing tall among the crowd in London.
When it comes to finding a bridge between femininity and street, Kim has it down to a science. There’s no error in her mastered stylings of sportswear and lace. Mixing feminine with edge will always be a great statement maker, and she makes it look so simple and chic.
Finally, a lush, green soccer field seems like the perfect setting for Kim’s image. Her style sense will always carry notes of sportswear and city life. The ability to combine all these different elements into a solid force is something fashion lovers can respect and appreciate in a world that’s flooded with daily outfit posts and blogs. Kim’s unique taste makes her stand out and will continue to elevate her as an rising style icon.
Story by Min A. Lee
Feature image courtesy of Seoul SS2014 Fashion Week by Park Jimin.