Ki Chung was born in Seoul, South Korea but grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where he attended Rancho Cucamonga High School. He came to the Academy of Art University to earn his B.F.A. in Fashion Design. Chung was inspired by the process of protein synthesis, during which the structure of the proteins dictates their function, and sought to reflect this in his collection. He used organic materials, even sourcing them domestically to reduce the carbon footprint, and constructed his garments with minimal seams and minimal waste cutting, even using leftover fabrics for design detailing.
Follow the jump for The Proust [Fashion] Questionnaire!
Which historical [fashion] figure do you most identify with?
I identify myself with Vionnet.
What is your current state of mind?
I can’t wait to go back home toLos Angeles
What is your [style] motto?
Keep moving forward
What is the quality you most like in yourself?
I like my ability to grow and learn new techniques.
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