Based in New York, this young designer of Korean descent stands out with her masterful tailoring, blending contemporary design and couture standards of excellence.
A gifted designer
“My background defines who I am as a designer and influences my process,” she writes on her website. A graduate of New York’s prestigious Parsons School of Design, Moon Choi does indeed have an impressive CV. Named winner of the “Portfolio of the Year” and a finalist for “Designer of the Year in Womenswear”, the young woman of Korean descent was chosen to receive the LF USA Scholarship and sponsorships from Jason Wu Fabric, 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather and The Shoe Polytechnic.
She was also selected as a semi-finalist for the Vfiles Academy Prize and the CFDA Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Award. Lastly, she was one of the CFDA + 2016 Design Graduates finalists. These illustrious distinctions say a great deal about the talent of this former Phillip Lim staff member.
Marked by a certain affinity for the subtle art of tailoring, Moon Choi’s structured looks distinguish themselves through a skilful balance between masculine cuts and a feminine attitude. Aimed at a unisex audience, her pieces with a minimal design are reminiscent of the elegantly streamlined style of a Jil Sander or Phoebe Philo-era Céline wardrobe. The autumn/winter 2018 collection thus offers suits in precise lines whose broad shoulders stand out boldly in tones of camel, black or satin blue.
The collars are sharp, the sleeves extra-long or rolled up and the buttoning discreet. Moon Choi handles the vocabulary of the suit with creative virtuosity, at times transforming it into an elegant men’s jumpsuit and at others into a bold blazer worn back to front. A way of putting personal expression back at the heart of getting dressed and making clothing an invaluable tool in making a singular impression.