Kim Haller was brought up in rural Indiana before moving with her family to Australia. She returned to the US in the mid 1980’s to study at Parsons School of Design.
In 1989, Kim started her career at Calvin Klein and within a year, became their primary knitwear designer. Amongst her successes, she helped conceptualize and launch the CK Calvin Klein line at a time when the company was riding high on the success of the Kate Moss and Marky Mark campaign.
Recognizing a need for experienced knitwear designers, Kim started her own consultancy business in 1995. Kim Haller Design provided concept, design and technical support for established designers eager to expand their knitwear collections.
For the last 20 years, Kim has worked with some of the leading names in fashion, including Derek Lam, Jason Wu, Michael Kors Collection, TSE Cashmere, Maiyet, DKNY, Macy's and many more. Her capacity to conceptualize and design into any designer’s viewpoint and deliver high quality sweaters to clients, while managing the technical challenges of knitwear, makes her one of the most sought after creative partners in the business.
After decades of helping others express their voice, Kim Haller launched her eponymous collection in Fall ’14. In it she shows both a distinct eye for style and a mastery of yarns and stitches. She successfully created a collection of head-to-toe knit dressing that incorporates intricate stitches, lingerie inspired details, and feminine silhouettes. By mixing unusual yarns, textures, and patterns, her work reveals an exquisite combination of elegance and luxury, femininity and force.
The Fall 15’ collection is inspired by an intimate letter written by a man to his beloved wife as he transitions into a transgender woman. Once again, Kim bases her work on raw truth and emotional intimacy. It is this same spirit that guides Haller; be it in her personal life as a mother of three daughters or in her professional life as president of her own business. “My dream is to create clothes that awaken the feminine power within. I want the woman who wears my clothes to embody her true potential.”
The Kim Haller collection, representing 20+ years of experience and wisdom, is both exciting and evocative. Her talent, honed over time, reflects the emergence of a new vision and the birth of a courageous and caring artist.