Apparel Manufacturing Graduate and current Business Management Student MoonSoo Kim of Make It LA and L'Atelier is creating quality, high-end garments for celebrities, pro-athletes, and European clients. We recently caught up with the Los Angeles-based designer and manufacturer to learn more.
Tell us about your company. Our main focus is to manufacture high-end quality garments. We are capable of sourcing, designing, pattern making, sample making, and manufacturing garments. We want only those who are serious about the industry and game. The streets are watching.
How did FIDM help prepare you for your career? FIDM gave me the proper tools and the basic knowledge of manufacturing clothes. I would say FIDM is what you make of it and how you use your time there. I am very blessed with the teachers I learned from and the networks I gained. I came back to gain a better understanding in the business side of things.
What are your ultimate career goals? To become a known fashion designer and part of a house of fashion. Another goal and dream is to be one of the top manufacturing companies in the world.
Who or what inspires you? My family inspires me the most. My parents and my sister are my everything. I would like to say music is a huge component as well. I am a huge '90s hip-hop head and always will be. The designers Nigo, Heidi Slimane, and Ralph Lauren have molded me over the years.
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