For this collection,
Kim worked with an artist from Ghana, Amoako Boafo,
who paints a lot of silhouettes.
The idea was to create a trompe l’oeil.
The design team worked out the placement on a coat,
then we developed a paper pattern for the various cut-outs.
These patches are known as inlays.
We inlaid the face
and outlined it with passementerie,
using a trim.
I’m working with pins
to better accommodate the curvature.
Once it’s done, I will turn it over and press it.
There’s a storm flap,
a trench coat hook-and-eye fastener
and an adjustable tab
with trim detailing.
Of course, once the coat is buttoned
the face becomes visible.