There are some major sustainable elements in your project. Talk us through the key points.
I sourced recycled crystals, sponsored by [glass manufacturer] Preciosa, and I found this interesting fabric made from the abacá plant, a species of the banana tree, that looks shimmery and beautiful. I used a lot of fabrics from Nona Source, which is an LVMH-run brand that resources deadstock designer fabrics directly from their labels.
Everything looks incredibly beautiful. What’s your favorite look? Tell us how it’s made.
Definitely the white look—it was inspired by the volumes and curves of seashells. It took three months to create, with five people involved. It’s made out of the abacá fabric, which is moulded into a beautiful figure-hugging shape—the process took so long—and then we hand-embellished everything with the recycled crystals.
From Cardi B and Miley Cyrus to Bella Hadid, you’ve dressed some modern-day icons since the launch of your brand. Who would you love to see wearing your clothes?
I would love to dress Cardi B again, I think she’s the mother of couture. I’m obsessed with her.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
I just got my second vaccine dose, so I hope I can go back to Korea and see my family soon. I haven’t been for two-and-a-half years.