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Harim Jung

“It was quite clear from the start that I didn't want my collection to just be a re-creation of a memory,” Jung says. “I wanted the collection to be something more imaginative and personally more fun to make.”

Harim Jung is from Seoul, South Korea, and came to New York to study at Parsons. Through her exposure to film, design, and fashion, she developed a strong interest in experimentation. Her collection, called Identity + Ethos, is focused on personal experience. "It was quite clear from the start that I didn't want my collection to just be a re-creation of a memory," Jung says. "I wanted the collection to be something more imaginative and personally more fun to make. As a result, I ended up really enjoying the process of creating different methods of patternmaking as a conceptual "time machine" that took me back in time. However, since I didn't want to keep this experience to myself, and wanted to leave room for anyone who would have access to it as real garments, it was equally important to find the balance between accessibility and creativity."

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