Inland Island Collection is an authentic artisanal beachwear brand featuring original clothing items that are all hand-made with love. The collection is strongly influenced by an oriental bohemian style as it is all designed by South Korean textile designer Somi Kim, based in Thailand.
Somi grew up in a small village in South Korea. She chose to leave the life she knew and venture out to explore the world in 2013. Her travels took her to Melbourne and east Australia for 2 years where she studied fashion and textile.
After a year of study, Somi chose to continue her adventures by travelling to a little island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand. After settling down on the tropical island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, Somi has committed herself to her craft. She has adopted a philosophy to live simply and create beauty daily. Living this philosophy has led Somi to launch her brand, Inland Island Collection. She opened her first pop-up store in 2016 as a part of Bubba’s Coffee Bar in BanTai.
Her first collection “Hands on Earth” is a compilation of crocheted swimwear and island style clothing inspired by nature and the laid-back lifestyle on Koh Phangan.
Check out more of the collection “Hands on Earth” on lookbook and phanganist.com