In 1998, after a bad haircut, Eugenia Kim created a bold feathered cloche to wear as a disguise. Boutiques in her downtown New York City neighborhood immediately took notice of her inventive design and soon after Barneys New York placed their first order and the Eugenia Kim brand was born. Launching as a millinery collection, the brand has since grown to include other accessories such as scarves, gloves, belts and shoes. In 2004 Eugenia was awarded the honor of 'Accessories Designer of the Year' by the CFDA.With an innovative approach to luxury, Eugenia Kim marries clean, classic shapes with a fresh, feminine modernity and playful sense of wit. Unexpected details, bold colors and high-quality materials are the signature elements that define the collections each season.