Esther Shim, B.F.A. Menswear Design, was born and raised in San Jose, California. She was
named as a 2013 Ralph Lauren Summer Creative Intern Competition winner and also won the CFDA Clara Hancox Scholarship Award for Menswear Design in 2013. Her collection was created with painted twill and cotton fabrics in various weights, loose weave wool, wool crepe suiting, wool suiting, 2-ply jersey and cotton shirting fabric. She was inspired by the idea that classic vintage pieces stay relevant through time, especially tailored Japanese pieces.