I was born in Seoul, South Korea and from an early age I had a love for fashion. I always dreamed of one day coming to New York, which for me was the capital of fashion. After studying in Japan, I found my way to New York, but it took several years before I finally broke into the fashion industry. I took an entry level position with a clothing manufacturer in the Fashion District and learned the fashion business from the ground up. Later, I was able to become an apprentice and eventually a full-time patternmaker. During that time, I had the opportunity to work with some big names in fashion and I’m so grateful for all the people I’ve met and learned from.