I will boldly admit that Bianca Kim is by far one of my favourite and well worn Durban brands.Not only are their designs fashion-forward and contemporary but super affordable too.Naturally, I just had to share this with the rest of you who are tired of waiting months for local stores to bring out the trends you want and would much prefer to be rocking your edgy outfits,today!
Introducing the lady behind the name- Bianca Van Aardt.
Aloha Bianca!Tell us a little about yourself!
B: I am a fashion designer ,business women and shoe-lover all in one!
When and how did you come up with your brand?
B: I got started only a few months after finishing college. This year Bianca Kim clothing turned four years young in March.
I basically began with a few pieces of cotton Lycra and started sewing body con skirts- which were all the rage back then! I then began posting pictures on my Facebook page and the next thing I knew, orders where flying in!One thing lead to another and I couldn’t keep up with sewing and making up products all on my own, so I now have two “cut, make and trim” factories that do it all for me.
What exactly does Bianca Kim have to offer consumers?
B: BK offers clothing and accessories that are special, unique and trendy. We pride ourselves in being fashion-forward and offering something different to make our customers stand out from the crowd. A Bianca Kim girl is a woman who is fashion-conscious and not afraid to take risks with her wardrobe .She will always look and feel her best!
Right on!Explain BK in a few words
B: Trendy, edgy, confident and fun.
When was the point that you realized “Hey! This is working! I am living my dream here!”
B: As I mentioned, I just realized that people loved my clothing and enjoyed my style. Seeing people on the streets and in shopping malls as well as friends-of-friends on Facebook wearing Bianca Kim was so surreal and exciting! It is a very humbling experience for me to see this business grow into what it is today and we are very excited for the amazing opportunities that the future holds for Bianca Kim!
Any advice for people wanting to get on the same track?
B: Never give up on your dreams, but remember that the fashion industry is not all rainbows and high heels. It’s hard work and it takes a lot of determination.My motto is “love what you do and you will never work a single day in your life.”
How can we get our hands on your goods ?
B: We sell online and deliver anywhere in South Africa and with our next-day, door to door delivery, it’s as easy as one, two, three!
We also stock stores throughout SA in Jozi, Cape Town and Durban. You can also come find our stall at the I Heart Market.
For shops that stock Bianca Kim, check out the store locator available on our website: