Donghyuk Dan Kim is originally from Incheon, South Korea where he attended Kongju National University and graduated with a B.A. in Chemical Engineering. He earned his M.F.A. in Men’s Wear Design from the Academy of Art University and honed his skills as an assistant pattern maker with local designer Bacca da Silva. Donghyuk looked to vintage military uniforms and clothing from the American West for inspiration. He constructed his garments using wool, cotton, and leather in shades of olive green and dark brown.