Adam Kimmel has announced he will be taking a 1 year sabbatical from fashion. The surprising announcement that comes from a designer at the top of his game will allow the new father to spend time with his family and also rediscover his vision. Kimmel will however honor his upcoming commitments which includes his Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection, his Fall/Winter designs for Carhartt, and the 2012 collaboration with Supreme. His Spring/Summer 2013 collection, however, will not be presented in Paris as previously planned.

“After ten years and eighteen collections, I have decided to take a year-long sabbatical from fashion. I intend to use this time to enrich my vision, spend time with my family, and explore a number of creative arenas that have interested me while I’m still young.

I am a designer and creator, first and foremost, I look forward to utilizing this next year to experiment and learn, and channel what I find into new concepts, designs and projects. I believe this is how designers become better stewards to their work.

I want to say thank you for their support and to all those who have been taking this journey with me, my team, my friends, partners and Carhartt which has been a particularly meaningful collaboration for me.”