What are you currently up to?
I am working on 2013 spring summer knitwear collection for a private label. We just finished first samples and now in process of reviewing final samples for the showroom.
I am also looking forward to showing my MFA graduation collection in New York Fashion Week in September 2012.
Who are 3 artists past or present who inspire you?
Madeleine Vionne, Antonio Gaudi, Richard Avedon
Where do you hope to be 3 years from now?
I want to have more various experiences by collaborating with other artists and designers for a couple of more years, and I want to focus more on my private label after that. I probably will be in New York but will be traveling a lot by then.
If you could have lived in another time period, which one and why?
If I could choose another time period, I want to live in 1950s in Paris. I think 1950s the most romantic time period in fashion to me. I want to meet Christian Dior, Balenciaga and Richard Avedon in Paris and sip a cup of espresso at a café near the Seine.
If you could live anywhere in the world but NYC where and why?
If it’s not in NY, then I will choose London. In my opinion, London is very similar to NY. It is a very multi-cultural city and one of the most important and exciting cities in fashion world. London also offers me quite a lot of merits. Location wise, living in London makes it easy to travel to Europe. Also, it would be efficient for me to communicate since I know the language. Moreover, I love the fact that it captures its valuable heritages and respects the nature around the city. I love their gardening styles and English roses in those unique pastel colors. When I visit London, I am always recharged with lots of energy and also relaxed at the same time by walking along the lake by the park.
What has been the most unexpected thing about NYC?
I was very impressed with the Korean food in NYC. I thought I will miss my home country so much because of its food, but Korean food in NYC was actually amazing! Haha. I never thought that I would have Korean food this often in New York.
MFA final collection featured in NY Times.
Three knitted dresses were presented during London Fashion Week in 2012 and Tokyo in 2012.
‘Winner’ of the feel the yarn competition in pitti filati, Italy in 2011.
Featured in ‘Collezioni trends’.’Zoom on fashion trends’ in 2012-13.
Diane Von Furstenburg scholarship for MFA studies at Parsons 2010-12
Dean’s scholarship at Parsons