Kimberly Barasch

Business Designer

Kim is an entrepreneur and business professional with a passion for problem solving, business operations, managing human capital, and launching brands and products.

Prior to joining Applico, Kim started her entrepreneurial career by founding Altress, a platform for creating a more capital efficient, sustainable, and inclusive apparel industry. With its proprietary vertical supply chain and technology, Altress was able to enhance a brands’ ability to address customer demand through small batch, on-demand, and customized apparel production and a tech-enabled fit solution for all body shapes. Altress also produced a women’s on-demand, customizable, direct-to-consumer apparel under its own label.

Before Altress, Kim was a hardware and software product consultant for CreateMe, an integrated software, hardware, and design company. Prior to that, Kim held Creative Director, Design Director and Division Head positions at a number of apparel companies, including Karl Lagerfeld & Nicole Miller.

Kim earned her BS in Communication with a minor in Applied Economics & Management with an additional focus in Textile & Apparel Design from Cornell University. Kim also holds an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons, The New School for Design.