Wonjoon Cha

WONJOON CHA

Personal Profile

To me, living in fashion industry is like breathing air, and something that I can’t apart me from.

I always have hard time when people ask me how I found my major and job because fashion came to me naturally like air and was born with it.

I’m a person who always seek for the balance between new adventure and tradition in art and fashion design. History of fashion and art always attracted me. I love to recreate and twist past extreme costume designs to modern days’ outfit and make it to my own version.

My interest in fashion got me into New York and allowed me to learn about new culture with experience in fashion. Paris was always in my mind while I was studying in New York City, and it led me dreaming about working at fashion industries in Paris.

I have a strong passion in artistic fashion design especially in couture with beautiful garments. For that reason, my adventure in the world of fashion in Paris will allow me to learn knowledge of Parisian traditional artwork and inspire me to become an influential fashion designer. 


Education Background

03/2004 – 02/2006         Gangseo high school

03/2006 – 12/2006         Pai Chai university- fashion design freshmen

01/2007 – 08/2008         English study at Parsons(ESL) and portfolio preparation at                                                      Manhattan Art Academy

09/2008 – 01/2013       Bachelor in fashion design(womenswear)

                                        Parsons – The new school for design

  02/2013 – 11/2015         Preparation to go Military service and finish in South Korea

 12/2015 – 03/2017         Portfolio preparation for MA fashion design.

 10/2017 –01/2019          Master in fashion design(womenswear)

                                       Istituto Marangoni Paris

                                       100% Scholarship awarded from Istituto Marangoni

Employment History

06/2012 – 09/2012   Intern in Saint John(NewYork)

                                   (Assisted making trims, stones, and sample swatches)                       

03/2013 – 09/2013   Intern in Zac Posen(NewYork)
                                  (Assisted making samples and sewing garments)

09/2016 – 02/2017   Intern in aire de jeu(Seoul)

                                  (Assisted making patterns and fabric researches)

Award

A DESIGN AWARD COMPETITION

(Silver A’ Design Award Winner for Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design

Category in 2018)

Exhibition

A DESIGN AWARD EXHIBITION IN COMO ITALY (Macaroni collection)

from 07/2019 - 08/2019