I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, under a Korean immigrant household. I am a Fashion Design graduate from SCAD Atlanta and I currently reside in New York City where I'm pursuing a career in sustainable design.
It was during my time at college that I learned about the serious waste issue in the industry. This caused me to reevaluate what was important to me. In past collections, I've experimented with sustainability through biodegradable materials, creating high quality timeless garments and most importantly repurposing. Given the state of the world, I believe that it's my responsibility as a designer to push for greater environmental and social practices in the industry.
"Celestial Bodies" is a journey of acceptance. It is an exploration of my ideals of beauty in both physical and psychological standards. This idea is explored through a deliberate selection of diverse models, silhouettes and fabrics. There is no exact season or gender attached to this collection. Instead, this multi-seasonal collection focuses on finding ways to re-examine the world of RTW in fashion, turning an honest eye inwards on the industry.
The Collection is made for those who appreciate the gifts of the living world, and through this value, they understand the necessity for a change in modern consumption. To address the gratuitous waste produced by the industry, this collection utilizes second-hand fabrics and clothes, making forgotten doilies a visual motif.
I think Fashion cannot move forward without greater environmental and social sustainability practices. With this in mind, I focused on reducing, reusing and mostly repurposing existing materials to create Celestial Bodies. The doilies were all thrifted finds that I later curated and restored. The rest of the fabrics like the denim and the bodysuit neoprene were donated from previous collections. I used the same method of material sourcing for accessories by deconstructing and remaking them from second hand purchases.