in 1976 in Thailand, COCO KLIKS spent her childhood
developing her fashion aesthetic on Barbie dolls
while travelling the world with her scientist
parents. Her skills became more evident and refined
while attending the Academy of Art College in
San Francisco. COCO graduated at the top of her
class in 1998 with several awards, including the
Golden Thimble for best creative work. She won
the LORBER FASHION DESIGN CONTEST and used the
prize money to travel to Paris and learn more
of the advanced techniques of haute couture, working
in time honored houses such as TORRENTE Haute
In 2000, COCO moved to Los Angeles where she saw
a need for variety and originality in the modern
reality of everyday wear. She sought to bring
a couture sensibility to the tee-shirt. So, in
Fall 2000 she launched COCO KLIKS, a limited edition
collection of couture tops. Within a few months
she had conquered L.A, becoming a cult favorite
with hip, young celebrities and was featured in
T.V shows such as Friends, "Will and Grace"
and Magazines like "Rolling Stones",
Atter three years of developing her craft and
establishing her niche in the market, COCO KLIKS
was ready to expand her vision and become a greater
presence in the fashion industry.
COCO KLIKS launched her debut collection at the
Fall 2004 LA Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The collection
featured classic 40's sillouettes with a South
American influence, accented by her signature
handiwork. It was extremely well received and
put COCO KLIKS on the map as one of the most talented
and original upcoming designers in Los Angeles.
COCO KLIKS Spring/ Summer 2005 collection confirmed
her status as one of the best new designers to
watch. Her collection, inspired from sweet summers
in America, became a quick favorite of magazine
editors, Hollywood stylists, and celebrities .
COCO KLIKS is her real name.