Vancouver Fashion Week FW 21 - Interview with Designer Bo-Min Kim of Blue Tamburin (Korea)

Brand description - 

"Make people beautiful, make the world beautiful!" 

Blue Tamburin is a social impact fashion design brand that incorporates both freedom and formality. It offers the best designs and products for everyday, but with a unique style.  The collection includes styles for both men and women.

Bio - 
Bo-min Kim is a Korean designer who has already been recognized on the global stage through the collections of Seoul Fashion Week in Korea, Vancouver Fashion Week in Vancouver and New YorkFashion Week in New York to show my Haute couture women’s collection. She will welcomes you to her new collection she is just launching, Blue Tamburin. Blue Tamburin is a lifestyle brand for both men and women that embraces a newly renovated combination of classical sensibility and a sense of inclusion in the digital era.

Interview - 

Please share a bit about your journey to choose a career in fashion? Where did you choose to study or, if self taught, how did you gain your skills?

I started my professional career in a Japanese fashion company in 1997 after graduating from university in Korea. When I returned back to my home country, Korea, in 1998, I launched a brand of haute couture dresses and the Robe Couture brand. Since that time I have been honored to be invited to showcase my collections at Seoul Fashion Week three times in a row as well as Vancouver Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week.

For Vancouver Fashion Week in April 2021, I will present the first collection of Blue Tamburin, my newly launched social impact fashion brand.

What inspired you to launch your own label and why did you decide to name it Bleu Tamburin? What has been your highest, happiest moment since launching your line?

“What if we add a social message to fashion?”

Blue Tamburin started with the question above. The team at Blue Tamburin wanted to present a kind of fashion with the message of ‘Against Every Discrimination’. They wanted to infuse the fashion design with a beautiful social mind.

Queenie Zoe By Bomin Kim Fall 2019

The word ‘Blue’ has a dual meaning of being bright and refreshing, and at the same time being gloomy and depressed. ‘Tamburin (tambourine)’ is a musical instrument that anyone can easily play and that can entertain anyone. Both meanings combined are chosen to best present what our company wants to inspire in the lines of collection. Blue Tamburin ambitiously intends to be the most beautiful and vibrant brand for those who wear its clothes.

I am happiest in this moment waiting for the launch of BlueTamburin through the world-class fashion festival, Vancouver Fashion Week.

How would you describe your label? What is the aesthetic? Who is the customer you design for?

Blue Tamburin will present designs for those who want a beautiful and self-presenting persona. The collection aims to attract fashion people to show themselves in a way of beautiful and cool design.

Queenie Zoe By Bomin Kim Fall 2019

Can you share something about the new FW21 Collection you'll be showing casing at Vancouver Fashion Week? What was the inspiration? What fabrics and palette did you use?

Vancouver Fashion Week FW21 will be the official launch event for Blue Tamburin.

To fulfill Blue Tamburin’s brand philosophy, ‘Against Every Discrimination’, this collection attempts to empower individuals with the courage to daringly express themselves while helping people understand diversity and being different. As a way of realizing this philosophy, Blue Tamburin considers the concept of persona as a core theme. By emphasizing classical tones of fashion that collaborate with the blue colour and diverse patterns of denim, a daring fantasy of new harmony will be presented for your fashion life.

Where can readers find your garments? How can they purchase them?

The BlueTamburin collection will be available for purchase on the official website ( Any contacts regarding the collaboration or sales by global fashion partners who understand BlueTamburin’s philosophy and style are welcomed through e-mail.

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With challenging COVID restrictions still in place, VFW will be offering a digital showcase of fashion films provided by both local and international designers showcasing their latest Fall Winter 2021 collections. Partnerships with several companies will launch this season with the opportunity for you to win stay-cation essentials, yummy treats, healthy-looking skin, and more. Keep a sharp eye out on their Social Media channels to have a chance to enter! For more information and for show schedule (TBA), please visit their website at