To end day one of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we attended the Mik Cire by Eric Kim runway show. Eric Kim, former CEO and designer of Monarchy, launched his own line this season, using the backwards spelling of his name as title. The menswear line was inspired by the designer’s own personal style.
On his first namesake (literally!) brand, designer Eric Kim stated, “I believe that in this economic climate, there is a real need in menswear for a luxury brand that is priced in between the high end brands and the contemporary collections currently offered, a brand that caters to the fashionable, high end consumer market but will not break the bank.
The Fall/Winter 2010 collection featured many classic work-wear elements, like suspenders, denim and distressed leather. There were also some military influences in terms of style and color, giving the collection a masculine, fashion forward edge.
Kim sure knew how to close the show with a lasting impression—he came out for his designer’s bow with his baby son in his arms, much to the delight of show attendees. This is one show we won’t be forgetting any time soon.