Gallery 2022 – Shinyoung Jung

Sportswear

Life Is a Journey of Finding Myself

The collection reflects a small part of the story of my life. The initial idea was to embrace myself, despite being alone and feeling lonely. However, it is not about feeling sorry for myself. I realized that it was meant for me to be alone because it really made me humble, and I actually got to know myself so much better by spending time by myself.

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Sometimes, you have to step back to see the design (of your life). The key is that it is more about direction than speed.

Sometimes, you gotta step back to see the design, or design of your life.

Zero'-waste design; there was no fabric wastage to make these garments.

What is really special about the garments is that they are “zero” waste design; there is not a single wastage of fabric to make this design. How I approached the zero-waste design was that I sewed down a couple of rectangular fabric panels to make a wearable form of big origami.

I sewed down a couple of rectangular fabric panels to make a wearable form of origami.

The look includes a sheer kimono jacket and toga-like jersey jumpsuit, which is also zero-waste design. Kimonos and togas are probably some of the simplest garment forms. It also shows the concept that I believe in, which is that “the simplest things are the most beautiful things.”

Has a Greco-Roman mood, probably because they had the simplest forms of clothing, like tunics.

I know designers don’t normally design for themselves. But for this project, I wanted to be my own muse and customer.

It also shows the concept I believe in, which is that the simplest things are the most beautiful.

So I designed something that I’ve always dreamed of wearing but was too shy to wear. I decided to be my own wingman sometimes.

Meet the Designer

Shinyoung Jung

Daejeon, South Korea

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Credits:

Photographer: J.H. Lee
Assistant Photographer: Annie Zhang
Model: Joey Chai

FIT, State University of New York

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