Young Jun Ryu on the runway
Young Jun Ryu on the runway

DALLAS, May 8, 2008 / FW/ — One of the two Academy of Art University graduates who presented a menswear collection, Young Jun Ryu who majored in Textile Design printed and manipulated faux fur with heat thus pushing his experimental bent to the limits.

Inspired by the artwork of M.C. Escher, geometric shapes and nature, the South Korea-native created textiles that are evocative of today’s youth zeitgeist. Impressed by Young Jun Ryu’s undergraduate work, General Motors offered Jun the position of Associate Creative Designer and he had accepted.

For the graduation collection, the main theme was the refined classic and comfortable aesthetic of James Dean. Using Jun’s textile designs, Jaime Cole, Desiree Daniels, Lauren Hume, Johanna Hatzenbuehler, Anne Jones, Muriel Jordan, Kara Laricks, Aurelie Martin-Chiari, and Warot Subsrisunjai designed menswear meant for their age group.


Photo by Randy Brooke, Courtesy of AAU

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