ZuZu Kim is a New York-based fashion brand founded by designer Christina Kim, a graduate of the world-renowned The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. ZuZu Kim produces The Couture Bow Tie® for people and pets, and are handmade in New York City. They are designed for men, women, children, and pets.
It all began by Kim’s designing modern and elegant dresses for her own classical piano performances. This evolved her to creating a ready-to-wear line based on her vision of “orchestral dressing”, and distinctly, the bow tie – a universal symbol of music, elegance, and uncompromising style.
ZuZu Kim reinterprets the traditional bow tie, with fresh and innovative designs using unexpected luxury fabrications mostly from Europe, uniquely tailored construction, and couture sewing techniques. The extraordinary mixture of colors and materials are akin to the designer’s various cultural influences from her diplomatic background. Many bow ties have a matching set for the wearer and their pet that make a perfect gift, and create the most joyful and unforgettable memories. A partnership with an animal nonprofit and a sustainable Eco Luxe® line is to be released in 2020.
“I am fascinated with the bow tie – its endless possibilities for creativity, and how this singular accessory has evolved over time in its structure, purpose, and meaning. As awareness of the environment and animal welfare has increased, the ZuZu Kim matching bow tie is my attempt to elevate animals with love and respect to the human level.”
– Christina Kim of ZuZu Kim