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Hye Gin Hamm

“I've attempted to create a relaxed street aesthetic through attention to texture, colors, and silhouette, and detailing derived from a mix of American and Korean elements.”

Hye Gin Hamm's thesis collection is inspired by her native Korea's Seung Bok monk clothing fused with American style.

"I've attempted to create a relaxed street aesthetic through attention to texture, colors, and silhouette, and detailing derived from a mix of American and Korean elements. Hand-washed denim denoting a traditional American characteristic is cut in oversized square silhouettes. Inspired by the faded color of monk clothing, stone-washing and bleaching techniques create gradient ombré effects. An exaggerated blanket shawl with Buddha graphic is inspired by a monk's robe. The collection's customized accessories, including vintage Nike sneakers with added rubber monk soles, also convey cultural fusion."

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