Hee Lim is a Korean American designer based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2006,
he moved from his hometown of Chicago to New York to attend Parsons
the New School For Design where he received a nomination for Designer
of the Year in his final year of study. He developed his professional career
by working alongside Wayne Lee of WAYNE as a design assistant and
other numerous opportunities freelancing for private labels. Currently he
is focused on his new project, hee.lim.
The hee.lim design aesthetic evaluates different forms of shelter in
relation to the human form. It explores the concept of a garment as an
entity other than clothing, that can compliment both men and women
through a futuristic narrative of dress. Inspired by technology and the
paranormal, the designer collection investigates the different functions of
outerwear and its ability to transition into a model of shelter. To articulate
this metamorphosis, synthetic fabrics are juxtaposed with effortless knits.
hee.lim utilizes a fresh approach to how clothing can interact with the
body through comfort, sophistication, and a little bit of edge.