AUTUMN KIETPONGLERT (aka AUTUMNLIN) is a fashion and accessories designer known for her one-of-a-kind pieces created entirely of zipper. She was one of the top 3 finalist on Bravo’s Styled to Rock; where she was hand picked by Rihanna to be mentored by Celebrity Stylist Mel Ottenberg, Supermodel Erin Wasson and Grammy Award Winning Singer/Producer Pharrell Williams.
Winner of the RAW Artist Fashion Designer of the Year Award (2012) and Designer-in-Residence in the inaugural class of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator (2012), she has had the honor of showing at Couture Fashion Week New York, RAW Hollywood, Philadelphia Fashion Week, and has had her one-of-a-kind zipper dress featured at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York and at the San Francisco MOMA. Published in Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, Vogue Italia, British Vogue, Marie Claire, and Zink; she has also had her design work worn by celebrities such as; Cher, Kylie Minogue, Maggie Q, and Steve Aoki
AUTUMNLIN has a Master’s in Fashion Design from Drexel University and a BFA in Fibers from The University of the Arts. She took her first fashion class in Florence, Italy, where she was first inspired to pursue fashion design. She learned couture corset draping in Paris, France and also attended courses at Parsons and FIT.