Yunseon Kim, B.F.A. Fashion Design, was born and raised in Daegu, South Korea. Kim collaborated on her collection with Carmen X Liu, B.F.A. Jewelry & Metal Arts. Born in China and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Liu won Best of Show at the Academy’s 2013 Undergraduate Jewelry and Metal Arts Award Show, and was a first place winner in 2014.
For their collaborative collection, Kim drew inspiration from the shape and silhouettes of traditional Korean dress, hanbok, which is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines. To accent Kim’s garments, Liu created a collection of elegant and brightly colored costume jewelry pieces.
The annual Academy of Art University Graduation Fashion Show was held San Francisco on May 14, 2015.
Runway Photos by Randy Brooke and Designer Portrait by Rob Curry, courtesy of AAU