Yuna Yang

Yuna Yang is a NewYork based fashion designer who loves to convey the concept behind her work, viewing each piece as a form of art to be shared, rather than simply to be sold. Her designs draw from her personal fascination with immersing herself in divergent cultures. After completing her B.A. in Fine Arts from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea in 2001, she moved to Milan for a design course at Instituto Marangoni. While in Italy, her aesthetics, attention to detail, and Eastern perspective on Western fashion caught the eye of designer Alviero Martini, and she was honored with a commission to design evening dresses for Milan Fashion Week 2002. Later in 2006, Ms. Yang further honed her technique and received a second B.A. in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins in London. There, she was privileged to work with designers Ann Sofie Beck and Clements Ribiero (2005 – 2006).

Yuna Yang's label, YUNA YANG COLLECTION was founded in December 2008. After a market test of her Spring/Summer 2010 collection in September 2009, she had her debut show of her Fall/Winter 2010 collection on February 10th, 2010 during New York's Fashion Week at the Arario Gallery. Her debut collection was widely praised and well received by the fashion critics, and it was featured on the cover of the April 6, 2010 issue of Women's Wear Daily. WWD called Yuna Yang "a sure winner just out of the gate with her charming Louise Brooksinspired first collection of lacy frocks, beautifully tailored cashmere coats and perfectly draped silk jersey sheaths".

“Shaped by the era of the 1960’s housewife, Yuna Yang’s 2011 collection linked the traditionally feminine with the luxurious,” Each piece wa sophisticated and elegant, yet by no means overdone. The line was made up of classic silhouettes, embellished with eye-catching sequins and black lace. Made in rich chiffons and silks, her showing included detailed draping and playful ruffles in shades of blue, pink, gray, black, and even ivory. This collection truly embodied the spirit of old Hollywood glamour.

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