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The SANG A Spring/Summer 2012 collection speaks to the woman with refined taste and a wandering heart. Designer Sang A Im-Propp's aesthetic is one that balances the competing themes of rebellion, modernity & whimsy. Shots of bold red and dusty lavender highlight a rich color palette in a collection that mixes rustic, textured surfaces with luxury craftsmanship to create a uniquely sophisticated yet off-kilter look.
About the Designer
Sang A is based in New York City, United States. She studied at Han Sung University and graduated in 1995. Her collections are produced in United States.
Sang A Im-Propp launched her collection of exotic skin and leather accessories in Spring 2006 to rave reviews. Her intricate and exceptional use of alligator, python, and ostrich skins, amongst others,quickly established her as a designer to watch in the luxury accessories market and beyond. Today, she continues to combine a keen interest in intriguing colors, shapes, and textures with an effortless sense of style that has become the trademark of the SANG A namesake collection.
Despite a natural inclination towards fashion, Sang A’s first profession was not in the industry she now calls home. Raised in her native home, South Korea, she started dancing at the age of 10 in youth dance companies that performed on an international level. She continued her studies in dance and began her career as a performer in a wide range of professional musicals where she garnered rave reviews, and continued on to become a successful singer and actress in the Korean entertainment industry. She released three albums on the Samsung Records label and established herself as oneof Korea’s most promising celebrities by the young age of 26. Her love for fashion and accessories, however, was ever-present; she would often style her own music videos and photo shoots by creating signature looks which defined her as a style setter throughout Korea and the world.
Upon Sang A’s arrival in New York City, she found herself drawn to a different world: fashion. She decided to pursue these interests and began honing her skills at The Parsons School of Design. Throughher education there and internship experience accrued with high-profile stylists such as Victoria Bartlett and Lisa Von Weise,Sang A decided to start her own business, beginning with accessories.
During her travels to Europe, Sang A discovered the workshops where French and Italian artisans have crafted luxury accessories for generations. This fueled her passion for exotic skins and beautiful textures, which shaped the SANG A brand as we know today. Now, as a budding talent, she finds inspiration through everyday observations ranging from her travels to people watching in the streets of SoHo.Derived from her passion for dance, she also finds inspiration in musical theater from the early 1900s, classical films, and iconic actresses such as Sophia Loren.
The SANG A collection has seen significant growth and success since its launch in 2006 and continues to develop in innovative
and exciting ways. The collection is available at exclusive retailers worldwide, including Kirna Zabete NYC, Harvey Nichols, & 10 Corso Como as well as select boutiques in Europe, the Middle East & Asia. Her global presence continues to grow, especially through her involvement in various international and New York City- based charity organizations. In June of 2010, Sang A became a member of The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Sang A currently resides in New York City.