Kim Berit Heppelmann
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bird Kids Feb 7, 2011. 6 Replies

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The Berlin-based High Fashion label ‚kimberit’ links fashion and art, inspired by other art disciplines as well as nature’s creativity.
The unique style is a result of a conceptual approach followed by an experimental design process.
The garments seem to spring from their own word and get fabricated at the highest stage using noblest material.
Connecting ideas and concept of the artist with the zeitgeist they provoke a unique atmosphere.
Career history / Company history:
2009 • finalist of ‘createurope: The Fashion Design Award’, Berlin
• finalist of the ‘Styles International Design Competition’ in line with GENART, New York
• exhibition at Kleidkunst № 5, Hamburg
• 4th place of ‘Design am Rhein’ Award within the Igedo Fashion Fairs, Düsseldorf
2008 • group show with Elektrohaus' artists
2008 • costumes for the ensemble ‘Elfen im Park’ -production:‘Verlorene Liebesmüh' / William Shakespeare
• finalist of the ‘Modern Games International Fashion Contest, Hong Kong
2008 • 3 month design research scholarship at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, NZ
2008 • winner of Vincent George Prize at the emerging designer awards on the Southern
2008 Trust id Dunedin Fashion Week, NZ
2007 • group show with Elektrohaus' artists
2007 • move-in artists' residence Elektrohaus Hamburg
2007 • fashion show at DutchDesignWeek, Eindhoven
2007 • exhibition at Kleidkunst, Hamburg
2007 • winner of the Otago Polytechnic Award at the Mittelmoda Fashion Award, Gorizia
2007 • bachelor of art -major: fashion design
2006 • Internship at Tim van Steenbergen, Antwerp
2005 • winner of the Envie Bridal Design Award, Maastricht
2003 • projects as costume designer, Cologne
2002 • study at the Accademia di costume e di moda, Rome
1999 • graduation certificate as couturier
1997 • school of arts, Hamburg

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At 0:52 on February 23, 2011, Helen Gimber said…
Hello ... would be great if you could join the Berlin group to network with other EFN members based in and around Berlin ... ... We're planning a meet up this Thursday at the Mika Modiggard Collection Launch  @ Pale Blue Eyes, Kastanienallee 50 ... 19.30 onwards. Helen
At 22:33 on March 26, 2010, Krystal Elizabeth Romine said…
Thanks you so much for getting back to me. I've been on a small vacation, so I just received your comment today. I'll be emailing some samples this afternoon.

Looking forward to hearing form your office,
Krystal Romine
At 3:44 on September 10, 2009, Udaya Bikram Thapa said…
Hello there Kim,
I will put in the post for you swatches so you can see and feel the fabrics. I will put in the cactus as well as the nepali silk. No the silk here is not AHINSA at the moment but if someone is interested in getting that done, on some sort of long term basis, then we can do it. I hope you understand. Everything is so much about survival here that people do not go into those sort of details. I have spoken to the producers about it and they are not so keen as you do get less yarn and then different yarn too. I can slo do rugs in 60-80-100knots in any of the naturla fibres. If there is anything else, let us know. Take care,
At 12:24 on September 9, 2009, Udaya Bikram Thapa said…
Hello there Kim,
Thank you for your reply. I can send you swatches -- by post of course. I have 10 colours in vege dyes and then 406 colours with the swiss AZO free dyes. Can dye what you want. We an also do yarn dyeing so you can have stripes, checks etc. I can make any sort of fabric that you want. I have a range of hand woven and a range of machine woven. I can send you both if you send me you postal address. Of course our lead times will be eight weeks but that depends on the size of your order. I do rugs in hemp, nettle, banana, etc too. I have had the pleasure to introduce hemp to many companies in the UK. I also have nepali silk and a new yarn from cactus but that is quite stiff. I was the supplier for many companies but came back to my country to try and do something here. Let me know what you are looking for and we can take it from there. Take care and have a good one.
At 8:22 on September 9, 2009, Lea NB said…
Hi Kim,

Thank you for your answer. Could you please send me your email and the postal address where you would like to receive the samples at : ? I will transfer the information to George, the wholesale assistant, who will contact you and send you the samples.


At 8:02 on September 9, 2009, Lea NB said…
Hello Kim,

I saw your comment on Udaya's profile. If you need some fabric, you can contact the Bishopston Trading Company. We specialise in fairtrade and organic cotton fabric. We have wholesale and retail prices. Do not hesitate to contact me for more information

Best wishes

At 5:25 on September 9, 2009, Udaya Bikram Thapa said…
Hello there Kim,
I have been working with natural fibres in Nepal for a long time now and can supply you with fibre, yarns, textiles, as well as finished goods. Please have a look at and to get an idea of what we do. I work with hemp, nettle, cactus, banana, bamboo . Hope to hear from you and would like to be your friend. Take care,
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