Moon Hwang’s Biography
Moon (Moon kyung) Hwang was born in South Korea in 1990. She moved to the United States in 2006 to attend Wilbraham and Monson Academy (WMA) in Massachusetts. Graduated from WMA in 2010, she moved to New York City to attend Parsons The New School for Design to study fashion design.
Moon has always been interested in art, mainly influenced by her mother, a classical pianist. Her interest in art grew to being focused around fashion when she saw how innovative clothing could be, as well as how it could transform the wearer. As a menswear designer, Moon wishes to create timeless designs with a modern twist through her usage of colors and construction details. Just as she enjoys wearing her mother’s clothes, she wants to reflect generation-less designs, so that they can be worn time after time.
As a student in fashion design at Parsons, she decided to specialize in menswear. While growing up with her brother from childhood, she was not only interested in men’s fashion, but also in how men think about fashion – the ways they mentally approach style compared to women.
While attending Parsons, Moon was able to explore how the real fashion industry runs through various experiences. She has had experience in many company sizes, ranging from small design houses to large corporate environments. Her experience includes but is not limited to TSE Cashmere, The Gap, and John Varvatos Collection. As Moon graduates Parsons, she would appreciate gaining work experience in New York, eventually seeking ways to extend her career into larger fields, such as countries in Europe.