Kelima K is an independent New York fashion designer with a retail store / design atelier in the Soho area of Manhattan. She presents two collections each year, during New York Bridal Fashion Week. The designer launched her label in the late 1990s to an extremely positive reception, in both New York and Paris, where she lived and designed.
The Kelima K collections are regularly featured in publications, and on websites, such as Bride’s, Martha Stewart Weddings, the New York Times, the Fashion List, New York Magazine, the knot.com, and the Wedding Channel. Kelima K is the recipient of the Vidal Sasson Excellence in New Design Award in 1998.
The designer loves to create imaginative, beautifully crafted clothing. Kelima feels a deep connection to legends and folklore. As a child, she was enchanted by stories of her colorful Genji ancestors.
Born in the magical Pacific Coast area of California, Kelima grew up surrounded by the ocean and blue skies. The elements of nature which she loves, are reflected in her floaty, ethereal, designs, and her use of luscious, natural fabrics and hand made laces.
The collection is currently available at the Kelima K retail store in the Soho /Nolita area of New York, and other locations.
Editorial reviews -
“The bride who needs to find Kelima K is the one who wants quality and sophistication.” Scott French, The Fashionlist
“I really enjoyed her collection for the super-hip bride.” Martha Stewart Weddings, The Bride’s Guide
“In love with the ethereal new collection from @Kelima_K, all themed around “Lord of the Rings.” -Amy, the Wedding Channel”
“Kelima K’s intimate Nolita boutique contains exactly what an overwhelmed bride needs: A calm, personal atmosphere, exquisite original dress designs, handmade veils and delicate jewelry…” Citysearch
Reviews from clients online -
“Kelima dresses are not for ordinary brides. While she does have many gorgeous classic dresses, I feel she is more geared for those who are very fashion forward, avant garde, and are looking for something completely original.” Caroline A., Elite yelp review
“Kelima is an artist. She creates dresses to beautifully enhance women’s bodies and reflect their personalities. Her designs are unique and made with quality materials and care. In a wedding world where it is hard to find a dress that is affordable, yet different from anything else you have ever seen, Kelima is your answer. Not to mention, she was an utter joy to work with. I am SO thrilled I found my dress and will have so much trouble taking it off at the end of my wedding day. Thank you, Kelima!” A. Nelson, Palo Alto, California
“I truly cannot say enough good things about Kelima, her aesthetic, her eye and the entire bridal experience. When I walked past her gallery the first time and saw “Walking on Waves”, I KNEW that that would be the dress I would walk down the aisle in. Two years later, I am still close with her and consider her a friend. My experience working with Kelima and her team was one of the highlights of my bridal experience. ” Katrina L. , NY, NY,
“Ethereal, elegant, custom-made dresses, although the dress I ended up purchasing was a sample (so actually it was economical for me as well). I also purchased a lovely veil that was flawlessly made, as well as a blue silk organza flower fascinator that garnered me many compliments.
There are absolutely no short-cuts taken in the making of each Kelima dress, they are 100% solid couture. She hand signed my garment bag (which I love!)These are *dream dresses* to me, and that you can actually meet and spend 1 on 1 time with the designer is just icing on the wedding cake! Worthy of a special trip, and a whole afternoon.” Patricia X., NY, NY,