|Headquarters||New York, NY|
KIMBO was founded in 2006 by American designer and graffiti artist, Kimbo Mesches as a shoe customization service. After painting a pair of his own shoes with a custom design and receiving positive feedback from his peers, Mesches launched a business of creating KIMBO:CUSTOMS for a wide client base. Mesches's signature graffiti designs have appeared on hats, accessories and shoes for celebrities, including Lupe Fiasco, DJ Pauly D, Angelina Pivnarick, Lamar Odom, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Tech N9ne.
KIMBO designs have been featured in a collection of Access Bag N' Pack backpacks, available at Staples stores nationwide.
Mesches eventually expanded into womenswear design, following his stint as an associate designer with Anne Bowen. The KIMBO:COLLECTION features graphic prints, unique fabric treatments, asymmetrical draping and edgy silhouettes.