COINONIA is the fashion label by Kiho Kim from Korea and Momoko Hashigami from Japan. They established COINONIA in 2010, Milan and launched their first 2010-2011F/W collection in Paris. The name is inspired by the Greek concept of “Koinonia” – sharing, relationship, and communication. It is an idealized state of relationship, an idea of harmonized participation in a team. COINONIA is a label of two designers collaborating as a team while sharing their creativity, passion, and philosophy for fashion and life.
Kiho Kim graduated from Hangseung University in Seoul, worked for Parkyounsoo as an assistant designer for 3 years. Then he studied pattern making at Carlo Secoli in Milan and fashion design at Polimoda in Florence. During his study he won several international competitions and was a finalist for ITS3. After finishing his studies he worked at Antonio Marras for 4 years.
Momoko Hashigami majored in international studies at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, then studied at Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College. She graduated from the women’s fashion department of Central St Martin’s, London. While studying she gained work experience at John Galliano and other Paris fashion houses. She participated in several international competitions including ITS4. After graduating Momoko spent 2 years at Antonio Marras.
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