"Costumes are the first impression that you have of the character before they open their mouth - it really does establish who they are." - Colleen Atwood
I love telling stories. I define a character through clothes, accessories, colour, texture, details and the way they interact with other characters.
I'm driven by curiosity, perhaps because I was born in New York, spent my childhood in Seoul (South Korea), my teens in France and every summer in Corsica. Along the way, I learned how to speak French, English, Spanish and Italian, which took me through my first degree in translation and, eventually, landed me in London.
I graduated in July 2010 from the BA in Costume Design for Performance at London College of Fashion, which taught me solid design and making skills and enabled me to work on many exciting projects such as George, a short film that I directed and designed set and costumes for in my final year.
Since graduating, I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, which incude, as a costume designer, working on two short films and the Kate and William wedding photoshoot directed by Alison Jackson. As a maker, I have made costumes for UK band Fenech-Soler, private commissions and myself, such as the costume I wore to the Last Tuesday Society Halloween ball.
My most recent work includes designing costumes and props for The Sabbath, a short film directed by Daniel Barlev, designing and making lion head masks for Oxford Scientific Films and making Lady Gaga costumes for her lookalike Lady Gogo, currently touring in Mallorca.
Alongside my work in costume, I design garments, accessories and homewear selling on Etsy.com and am in the process of setting up a company with two close friends with an aim to work with recycled materials and turn these into art.