Yeonjae Kim

new york
new york
united states
University / School:
parsons the new school for design
Graduation Year:
Production Location:
united states
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Collection – Life is Sweet

Life should be sweet. Life should be happy. And life should be grateful for itself. The collection "Life is Sweet" was inspired by an artist named Wayne Thiebaud who is well-known for painting desserts. YeonJae explored the art of baking and gathered ideas of various shapes and silhouettes. The idea of squiggly lines was referenced from the shapes of frostings when squished out of the piping bags. Pleats and layering were regularly used throughout to show the repetitions and layers that create the whole of a cake. The colors of her garments were taken from one of Thiebaud's painting titled "Cakes and Pies". Details such as B/W striped-bias tapes and striped-pink fabric were used to outline her garments to reinterpret Wayne Thiebaud's use of contrasting colors that outlines his objects and shadows in his paintings. The overall atmosphere of the collection is to be humorous and whimsical. She wanted to create her collection, a resting, appetizing, and inviting place.

Fashion Films

YeonJae Kim is a womenswear fashion designer who graduated from Parsons the New School for Design in 2018. As she values that life should be grateful for itself, she tries to bring happiness and joy to others through her collection. She loves using colors to express her ideas and creates her collection humorously and whimsical. She is always inspired by playful photographs or paintings that use fun colors.