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Few designers are bold enough to start their own clothing line straight out of fashion school, but that wasn’t the case for Sunghee Bang.
She received widespread acclaim at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where her designs won first place in both her Associate and Bachelor of Fine Art graduation shows, in Art and Knitwear respectively.
Sunghee enjoyed further success in competitions for The Fashion Group International (FGI), Go Red and Lululemon Athletics. Her steady stream of internships with New York designers Donna Karan, J Mendel, Jill Stuart and Peter Som allowed her to gain knowledge of the industry, and further developed her own unique vision.
In 2008, several of Sunghee’s print designs found their way into Alexander McQueen’s Spring-Summer 2009 collection. Her apprenticeship with this prestigious design house in London solidified her desire to be a big international designer in her own right.
At its core, minimal innovative shapes and exquisite tailoring define Sunghee’s aesthetic. Her meticulous techniques in patternmaking, knitting, and textiles give her ready-to-wear basics an understated allure and depth. Her designs reflect the idea that a touch of androgyny makes a woman more feminine, and minimalism is always sophisticated.
Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Sunghee currently resides in Brooklyn.
Fall Winter 2012