Love Aesthetics

May 7, 2013

Harim Jung, Mini Interview

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Photography, Dominik Tarabanski
Set Design, Zu Sb
Fashion Design, Harim Jung
Makeup, Francisca Saavedra
Hairstyle, Takayoshi Tsukisawa

Yesterday I stumbled upon these gorgeous images made by Polish photographer Dominik Tarabanski.
But what struck me the most were the designs by Parsons student Harim Jung. Specially the techniques she used to build her clothes is incredibly exciting: the technical way she deconstructed the
garments and worked with the patterns, layering them , leaving them loose from the rest of the garment and then applying beautiful luxe finishings like a metal gold strip.
It even reminded me a bit of the dress with layered patterns from Hussein Chalayan.
Harim has been selected as one of the 14 Parsons student for the Empowering Imagination competition, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for her!

/Update
Managed to contact Harim Jung (thank you anonymous for leaving a link to her website!) and she was so kind to answer a few questions:

/Can you please tell me a bit about the fabrics and materials that you used?
My inspiration first started from my high school uniform so I wanted the fabrics to carry the essence of it. The navy pieces were mainly wool fabrics, where as the white pieces were mainly cotton resembling the white shirt of the uniform. The brass is an additional element that comes from my experience back in high school where we couldn’t wear any accessories due to the school’s policy, so I designed the brass to accessorize the clothes rather than the body.

/What are your plans after graduation?
I would love to continue with my own work at the same time I am open to experiencing any opportunities that come in my way!

/In the style.com interview you mentioned that you’d like keep your garments accessible, how do you do that, do you keep functionality in mind a lot when designing?
Because the entire process of my thesis was very experimental, I didn’t want to make clothes that people had a hard time wearing. The collection was about sharing my story, my memories, yet providing an experience for the wearer to create their own and interpret the pieces in their own way. I also focused on creating pieces for anyone to wear and have access to. Ultimately the goal was to to find a happy medium between the creativity and the accessibility

18 responses to “Harim Jung, Mini Interview”

  1. Miss Kutsu says:

    I love the minimalistic pieces which seem simple, but that are not simple at all!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  2. emzgalz says:

    LOVE!! These images are gorgeous! I love the work that they do at Parsons!

    http://www.emz-galz.blogspot.co.uk xx

  3. Milex says:

    I think I like you.

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  5. Sara says:

    is it just me or is it hard to appreciate the craftsmanship in these images? i wish you could share more background and information. love you, but this seems like a half-done post.

  6. Ijeoma A says:

    these looks are great, i can totally picture you in one of these outfits because of the previous outfit posts you’ve done. these images were captured really good by the photographer

    The October Girl

  7. Dear Sara, Unlike a brand, Harim Jung is still just a student, she doesn’t have a website, a brand, or a PR company who can be approached for detailed information (I couldn’t even find her personal facebook page to ask her more about the fabrics she used). The interview I linked to was the only interview I could find with her.
    But still, without a lot of information, I thought this was too extraordinary not to share with you guys, I’m sure we’ll hear much more about her in the future after she graduates. 🙂

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  9. heeesee says:

    HOW funny. She came into my class today (Parsons) to steam those exact garments and I looked through her lookbook!

  10. Jessica Wu says:

    dominik is one of my favorite photographers.
    harim is SO talented too!
    I’m hoping to work with both of them soon 🙂

    xx

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