After studying illustration in Brighton and Camberwell, Kim Jones decided to take a dif-
ferent direction in life and applied for a master’s program in menswear at London’s Central
Saint Martins College. To his surprise, he was accepted, despite having no experience what-
soever in the world of fashion. But Kim Jones was already causing a stir and, after graduat-
ing in 2003, he presented his ﬁ rst collection at London Fashion Week. Five years later, he
won the Menswear Designer of the Year Prize awarded by the British Fashion Council.
Coming from a ﬁ eld other than that of fashion, and having worked as a designer and art
director for such avant garde magazines as Dazed & Confused, T: e New York Times Style
Magazine, Another Magazine, 10 Men, V Man and i-D, Kim has a very progressive vision of
fashion, one closely connected to the street. is, along with his impeccable tailoring, has
resulted in numerous collaborations as a designer with such labels Umbro (Umbro by Kim
Jones), Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss and the classic Alfred Dunhill.
His Winter 2005 collection represented a perfect fusion of traditional work uniforms and
streetwear styles: a clear example of the eclectic vision for which he is famous.
Photography courtesy of Kim Jones