Kika Simonsen studied graphic design in São Paulo, Brazil, graduating from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) in 2012. She then studied Fashion at Instituto Europeo di Design and Visual Arts at Escola Panamerica de Arte e Design, also in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2015, Kika Simonsen founded her homonymous brand as a way of uniting her academic background in art, graphic design, and fashion in one business, made to create unique and wearable pieces of art. Her curiosity has driven her to become self-taught in ways through reading, visiting other artist’s and artisans’ ateliers and having further painting, pattern making and draping classes with other visual artists and industry professionals after graduating. Kika has also continued her studies by taking part of Núcleo do MAM, a small group of artists and art enthusiasts who form the Nucleus of the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo, by engaging in art fairs, visiting art collections and artists’ ateliers. Kika has also taken part in Grupo Hermes, a reputable group of artists in São Paulo who take on weekly encounters to discuss artistic production.