M O O N C H O I
Moon Choi is a New York-based womenswear designer who admires androgynous fashion. She has been born and raised in S. Korea. Since 2013, she has been studying in fashion design in Parsons and before then, Choi has studied in product design and graphic design in S.Korea.
Moon Choi believes that fashion can express who we are and her goal is to create designs that can affect one’s identity and behavior. Influenced from her origins, Choi considers her skills as a tailor as central to her design methodology. With her collection, she wants to suggest ways to change and improve one’s lifestyles. Choi says, “Origins are an important part of life that can affect one’s personality. My background defines who I am as a designer and influences my process”.
Choi’s talent has already been recognized multiple times, including receiving for 2015 the LF USA scholarship, and additionally as semi-finalist for the CFDA The Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award and the Dean’s scholarships for consecutive years from 2013-2016. In her senior year, she was selected from her peers for the Shoe Polytechnic sponsorship and Jason Wu fabric sponsorship in 2015. In addition, 3.1 Phillip Lim, where Choi built her internship experience, is sponsoring leather for her thesis collection at Parsons. She was also nominated as a semi-finalist for Vfiles Academy Prize. She was also selected as one of twelve students as finalist of Design Of Year in Womenswear, placing her in the top ten percentage of her class. On top of being nominated as a winner of Portfolio of The Year at Parsons. Lastly, She was selected as finalist of CFDA +2016 Design Graduates.
A N D R O G Y N O U S F A S H I O N
Moon Choi believe that clothing is not defined by gender. Her aesthetic breaks down the boundaries between male and female and her collection represents how different genders can be adopted by every individual and giving them the power to represent their own life-style.