Press & events
Over the past two years CHIMMI House of Design has been growing, traveling and gaining exposure at International fashion events across the globe. We are so grateful for these experiences and humbled to have the opportunity to showcase Bhutan's colorful culture to the world.
Here's what we've been up to lately...
Behind the scenes with vogue india
the traveling jacket
Chimmi Choden was selected by VOGUE India as one of seven designers from the South Asian region to collaborate in a cross-cultural design initiative. One designer from each country; India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan contributed a piece of the textile puzzle to create a one-of-a-kind "Traveling Jacket." Chimmi was the last designer to receive the jacket and VOGUE videographer, Danish Hurzook was in Thimphu in August to document the design story. Stay tuned for the upcoming feature in VOGUE India Magazine!
not just a label
CHD PROFILE FEATURED ON ESTEEMED FASHION WEBSITE
"Discovering and supporting pioneers in contemporary fashion... The NOT JUST A LABEL platform nurtures and supports emerging designers to progress and finance their careers, providing a global platform through which to build their name."
CHIMMI House of Design is thrilled to be a part of this innovative collection of international designers. Check out our profile on their website for a glimpse into this inspiring world of emerging talent.
THE CULTURE TRIP
CHIMMI CHODEN: THE BHUTANESE FASHION DESIGNER TO WATCH
"For most, Bhutan’s fashion scene is as unexplored as Bhutan itself. But in reality, fashion is an exploding industry there, and the designer leading the pack is Chimmi Choden. By mixing the artistic heritage of Bhutan’s intricate weaving culture with a modern twist, CHIMMI House of Design is grabbing the attention of both local and global fashionistas."
"THE ROYAL SOUVENIRS FROM PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCESS KATE'S TRIP TO INDIA AND BHUTAN JUST KEEP ON COMING!
Bhutanese royals King Jigme and Queen Jetsun ordered a pair of colorful coats from designer Chimmi Choden, who understands they were a gift for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The wool-and silk-blend coats were hand-dyed and carried traditional motifs that have been used by Bhutanese weavers for generation, Choden tells PEOPLE."
EASTERN FASHION LEGACY
CALCUTTA, INDIA: 11-13 MARCH, 2016
Our 2016 Collection had its runway debut on opening night of the Eastern Fashion Legacy Event. Actor Kelly Dorji strutted his stuff as our honorable showstopper wearing a pinstriped silk and cotton sports coat. Three nights of fashion, eleven designers, hundreds of ensembles, and over 2,000 lively guests.
The Eastern Fashion Legacy event highlights designers working with indigenous products and textiles.The event aims to foster business opportunities in the realm of textile and associated industries, connecting textile designers and fashion houses with key players and buyers in the indigenous and ethnic fashion industry.
International business times
"PRINCE GEORGE AND PRINCESS CHARLOTTE GOT SOUVENIRS FROM BHUTAN WHEN THEIR PARENTS PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON RETURNED HOME FROM THEIR ROYAL VISIT OF INDIA AND BHUTAN.
King Jigme, 36, and Queen Jetsun, 25, ordered the coats for 2-year-old George and 11-month-old Charlotte from designer Chimmi Choden. One of the frontline designers of Bhutan, Chimmi knew that the jackets were gifts for the British royal kids. The designer, who will be showing in the city of Kolkata in India, said that the wool and silk-blend coats were hand-dyed and had traditional motifs that have been used by Bhutanese weavers for generations."
MERCEDES BENZ STYLO ASIA FASHION WEEK
KUALA LAMPUR, MALAYSIA: 6 MARCH, 2016
CHIMMI House of Design was invited to participate in the first ever Asia-wide collaboration of top emerging designers at the Mercedes Benz STYLO Asia Fashion Week in Kuala Lampur. The event featured designers from Bhutan, China, Korea, Japan, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. This international platform also attracts the industry's top buyers, media, editors, retailers, celebrities and VIP's from around the world.