Designer To Watch: Adam Kimmel
by Couch Sessions
NAME: Adam Kimmel
Reppen: New York
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Crew: his wife actress LeeLee Sobieski and baby daughter Louisanna Ray Kimmel
Quote: —“I guess I was better at constructing garments than buildings,”
I could not find all what I wanted to on Adam Kimmel, so I’m assuming he is intensely private, but whatever the case may be he is what I have been searching for in a menswear designer. You will not find skinny tailored suits where the men’s pants are showcasing more than just stitching and fabric (similar to a girl’s camel toe). Adam Kimmel’s collections boast masculinity and movement all while being sophisticated. I recently came across his new Spring/Summer 2011 collection that draws inspiration from Snoop Dogg and I just had to put him in the designer to watch spotlight.
Adam Kimmel was born and raised in New York and found his way into fashion through his love of architecture (he has a degree in it from NYU) and contemporary art. He founded his brand in 2002 and has become well known for his ability to create incredibly well cut classic menswear. But it’s his lookbooks that have garnered so much attention. He uses his circle of friends which include Dan Colen (artist based in NYC known for painted sculptures), Aaron Bondaroff (NYC based entrepreneur), and the late great Dennis Hopper as models to present his vision all while being shot by famed Andy Warhol lensman Gerard Malanga. With all this inspiration surrounding Adam Kimmel, who wouldn’t want to invade his private thoughts.