My name is Kim Kneipp. I’m an interior stylist, personal stylist and workshop facilitator. l work in Melbourne, Australia.
A qualified fashion designer with 15 years experience, I have developed product for the major department stores; worked as in-house and freelance designer for Australian independent labels; worked in retail sales, retail management and visual merchandising; I have been the costume and set designer in theatre and film. As an educator, I have taught design and styling at colleges in both Melbourne and Montreal; I have developed a series of clothing deconstruction workshops, working with art schools and mental health organisations and when time permits I run community-based clothing deconstruction workshops.
In 2007 I combined my passion for clothing and interiors and launched The Sustainable Stylist. I have been professionally styling commercial and residential interiors since 2008.
Rearranging interiors and reconfiguring clothing appeals to me on aesthetic, environmental and ethical levels. I love the sense of adding new life to old, staid items; I revel in the trawl of op-shop, wardrobe and market stalls; I sleep better at night knowing I’m doing my small bit in reducing quality clothing and objects ending up as landfill and I love validating and rejuvenating old keepsakes and purchases.
My goal is to dress rooms and clothe clients with independence and confidence, giving accessible tools and realistic style ideas that tread gentle footprints, both on the earth we live and within the practicalities of the life we lead.
I love what I do.
about my collaborators
Megan – sustainable design consultant
Jen – interior stylist and plantscaping
Myf – design assistant
Callum – industrial design
Read about my sustainable style quest