Designers

Fashion Biography

Kwak Hyun Joo, Fashion Designer

Designer Kwak Hyun Joo was born in 1975 in Seoul, South Korea, and graduated Fashion design at Ehwa University. She currently lectures at Dongduk University and Ewha University. She runs three apparel brands GISSEN by Kwak Hyun Joo, Kwak Hyun Joo collection and Storyabout. She has shown her collections every season at Seoul Fashion Week since 2004, at the MilanoVendeModa Exhibition, Hong Kong World Boutique, Osaka Collection, Osaka Vitality of Asian Fashion Show and Mongol fashion shows since 2003.

She has done garments for Yuna Kim"s Iceshow, Jang Geun Suk"s soap opera "You are handsome", Rain and Daniel Henny"s "Runaways", and Super Junior"s Miina performing costumes. She"s also designed the Asia Pacific Economy Co operation (APEC) Summit supper performer costume, and WonJu"s Korea traditional paper festival fashion show.

Ju Young Lee

Designer Ju Young Lee was born in Seoul in 1971. She studied Music and Fashion in New York City majoring in Classical Music. She decided to work in the fashion field following her mother who was also a fashion designer. For Ju Young Lee, music is not only a tool for expression but also an origin of inspiration. She makes great efforts to infuse music into her collections. She tries to interpret cultured beauty from her hero and mentor, her mother. Her Resurrection collection is very successful and loved by musicians internationally.

Lee Jean Youn

Designer Lee Jean Youn was born in South Korea. He graduated in Fashion Design from Hongik University in Seoul and is currently pursuing his Doctoral Degree. He was announced as the winner of the 2nd Edition of El Botn MANGO Fashion Awards in Barcelona and was acknowledged by fashion legends as Oscar de la Renta and Nina Garcia. Last April, the collection which Lee Jean Youn submitted for the El Botn MANGO Fashion Awards "was exhibited together with the other finalists at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona. He also designed a limited edition collection, LEE JEAN YOUN For MANGO, which was launched in May at MANGO stores in different countries and online.

Throughout his 12 year career, Lee has won numerous awards including the Jury Prize of the 21st Century Superiority Talent Award, the Grand Prix Seoul Venture Design Collection and the Grand Prix 2nd Doota Venture Designer Contest. His designs have been exhibited at the China Qingdao Fashion Week, the Hong Kong Fashion Week, the Who"s Next "Fair in Paris and the Las Vegas Magic Show. In January, he debuted his Haute Couture Collection S/S 2010 in Paris. H continues to present an haute couture collection in Paris in addition to ready to wear collections at international fashion weeks.

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