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Colm Dillane

Designer, KidSuper

Designer of the Brooklyn-based clothing brand KidSuper, renowned for its innovative designs and community-centric ethos.

Biography

Colm Dillane is the founder and creative force behind KidSuper, a Brooklyn-based clothing brand renowned for its innovative designs and community-centric ethos. Dillane's colourful persona, whimsical designs and art-infused approach to fashion have propelled him to the forefront of the industry, earning him recognition as Louis Vuitton's first-ever guest menswear designer in 2023. KidSuper is stocked by Dover Street Market , Ssense, Selfridges and Luisa Via Roma.

Dillane's career in fashion began in high school, where he launched KidSuper as an underground T-shirt company. The brand, which he initially ran out of his dorm room at NYU, has since evolved into a celebrated label, showcasing collections at Paris Men’s Fashion Week. Vogue hailed KidSuper as "the breakout brand of the season" during its Paris Fashion Week SS 2020 debut.

Dillane was a finalist for the LVMH Prize, where he was awarded the Karl Lagerfeld Prize in 2021.

Vital Statistics

Born
24 October 1991
Nationality

United States

Location
United States
Member since
2023

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