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Soon Il Kwon

“This collection expresses my passions in both automotive and fashion design, and what I most enjoy creating. I transferred some of the details of automobiles into feminine and sophisticated looks with adventurous elements.”

Soon Il Kwon was born in Seoul, South Korea, where he was exposed to art and design, first through his father, an art collector, and later through his sister, who went on to become a successful fashion entrepreneur in L.A. He studied art for two years in Seoul, then traveled widely, before coming to the United States to pursue his studies in design. His original focus was automotive design, but he eventually found his way to Parsons. "This collection expresses my passions in both automotive and fashion design, and what I most enjoy creating. I transferred some of the details of automobiles into feminine and sophisticated looks with adventurous elements. I utilized not only the design of the automotive body but incorporated the functional and historical aspects of car design into the collection."

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