June 2011 - Capsule Collection With Artist Anne Koch

Dark + Playful Meets Luxury + Sophistication

New York, NY (June 2011) — kumi kookoon, luxury silk bedding designer, announces its debut capsule collection with artist Anne Koch for Fall 2011: Anne Koch by Kumi Kookoon. The capsule collection will blend kumi kookoon’s signature style of elegant, luxurious and fashionable silk bedding, loungewear and accessories with Anne Koch’s dark and playful design aesthetic to create a line that is perfect for those looking to add a dose of mischief and liveliness into the boudoir. The collection will launch with four enchanting groups: Braille, Vampire, Angel and Kisses, that will allow those who dare to channel an alter ego in the privacy of their own bedroom to do so.

Playful and completely cheeky, the Kisses collection lets your lips do the talking. A pillow cover, duvet cover, fitted and flat sheets, eyemask, loungewear and jewelry roll are kissed all over with one-of-a-kind red hand-stamped lips on the luxurious white silk.

Get touched with the Braille collection which combines feather, blush and storm hues to invite love into the bedroom in yet another sense. The group includes decorative boudoir pillows, a duvet cover, fitted and flat sheets, a jewelry roll, loungewear and eyemask, all of which invites a new sensory experience with strategically placed buttons and embroidery that reads “I love you” in Braille. 10% of proceeds for the Braille collection will benefit the American Foundation for the Blind, www.afb.org.

The Vampire collection takes a bite out of the bedroom with a night shirt, eyemask, duvet cover, fitted and flat sheet set, loungewear and jewelry roll that evoke a dark and mysterious ambiance with a black or grey silk base and deep red accents and details including fang-bites and blood stain appliqués.

The Angel Wings collection is sweet and special, created to wrap your baby up in luxury. The group includes a baby blanket featuring extended silk wings that can swaddle around your little bundle of joy as well as a wing pillow cover and silk filled stuffed animals perfect for cuddling. 10% of proceeds from the sale of the stuffed animals will benefit PETA, www.peta.org.

The collection will be available at ABC Carpet & Home as well as online at kumikookoon.com. The collection will retail from $27 to $755.

About kumi kookoon:
Launched in 2003 in Los Angeles, CA kumi kookoon’s signature style of elegant, rich fabrications and whimsical designs have established the brand as an industry leader bringing a new definition of luxury to the home. The kumi kookoon collection redefines the standard in high end bedding and luxurious loungewear and offers silk filled blankets, pillows, throws and comforters made from the finest silk fibers. Offering a unique alternative to synthetic fibers, cotton and down, kumi kookoon’s silk is hypo-allergenic, temperature adjustable and a natural, renewable resource. The plush, sumptuous pleasures of kumi kookoon bring a new realm of sensations to the boudoir and the brand has become one of Hollywood’s most coveted bedding brands responsible for outfitting some of the most fashionable boudoirs for celebrities like Rihanna, Scarlett Johannson, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively and Gwyneth Paltrow to name a few. The collection is available at its ABC Carpet & Home shop-in-shop in New York City and online at www.kumikookoon.com.

About Anne Koch:
Anne Koch is a Dutch artist based in New York. She explores 3D objects within the medium of film and video, incorporating visible and/or invisible performances throughout. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Dutch parents, Anne Koch’s dark yet playful aesthetic could be attributed to the fact that she was born on Halloween, yet she just as frequently credits her education in Europe, subsequent decade of nomadism, and eventual landing in New York City with her rescued German Shepherd. As a Production Designer in the world of fashion, Koch’s whimsical designs and ideas have been featured in Vogue Italia, Vogue Bambini, and Teen Vogue, V, Harper’s Bazaar, Numéro, The New York Times, Elle, and Purple Magazine in collaboration with photographers such as Sebastian Kim, Terry Richardson, David Vasiljevic, Arthur Elgort, and Patrick Demarchelier.

Press Contact:
Danielle Thur / Camilla Marie Danpour
dthur@efgpr.com / cdanpour@efgpr.com

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