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About Kimberly Goldson
Kimberly Goldson, born and raised in the stylish blocks of Brooklyn, New York, was surrounded by fashion at a very early age. As a Fashion Merchandising Management major at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Kimberly began her career learning the business behind the industry. This led to her positions working for brands such as Enyce, Rocawear Juniors and La Regale Ltd. handbags.
Goldson is a self-taught designer who began with custom work for clients in Atlanta, GA. Her designs were met with great success as she was noted in Rolling Out Magazine as an emerging local designer to watch.
Deciding that she needed a bigger launching pad, Kimberly auditioned for and landed a spot on Season 9 of Lifetime Network’s Emmy Award-winning program Project Runway.
Surviving each challenge wasn’t enough for Goldson who literally won over the tough-as-nails judge, Nina Garcia, Fashion Director of Marie Claire, for the biggest challenge of the season: dressing Nina herself! Noted throughout the entire competition were Goldson's must-have pants. Michael Kors swooned over them, the guest judges (Kim Kardashian, Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldaña) coveted them.
As one of four finalists on Project Runway, Kimberly showed a ten-look collection at S/S 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Goldson’s chic and colorful collection was met with rave reviews in the press, including an article in the New York Post predicting that she would win the entire season. Kimberly is grateful for the opportunities, relationships and exposure she received from her Project Runway experience.
Having learned more about who she is as a designer through the show, Kimberly Goldson (the brand), is a focus of that evolution. Luxurious textiles in classic shapes with a nod to the trends are the center of the brand. “I like to take classic shapes and styles and put a slight twist to them so that you can keep them in your closet forever,” said Goldson.
In her spare time, Kimberly continues to engage in one of her other passions in life, which is giving back to the collective communities that have given her so much. She can be heard speaking to students at colleges and universities around the country and lending her support to charities that are near to her heart.
The Kimberly Goldson Spring 2012 debut collection can be found exclusively on Zappos.com.