Yuna Yang is a Korean born American fashion designer. She is the creative director for YUNA YANG Collection. Yuna Yang is a New York based fashion designer who loves to convey the concept behind her work, viewing each piece as a form of art to be shared, rather than simply to be sold. Her designs draw from her personal fascination with immersing herself in divergent cultures. After completing her B.A. in Fine Arts from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea in 2001, she moved to Milan for a design course at Instituto Marangoni. While in Italy, her aesthetics, attention to detail, and Eastern perspective on Western fashion caught the eye of designer Alviero Martini, and she was honored with a commission to design evening dresses for Milan Fashion Week 2002. Later in 2006, Ms. Yang further honed her technique and received a second B.A. in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins in London. There, she was privileged to work with designers Ann Sofie Beck and Clements Ribiero Yuna Yang’s label, YUNA YANG Collection was founded in December 2008. After a capsule collection of her Spring/Summer 2010 collection in September 2009, she had her debut show of her Fall/Winter 2010 collection on February 10th, 2010 during New York’s Fashion Week at the Arario Gallery.
Her debut collection was widely praised and well received by fashion critics; and was featured on the April 6, 2010 cover of Women’s Wear Daily. WWD titled Yuna Yang “a sure winner just out of the gate with her charming Louise Brooks-inspired first collection of lacy frocks, beautifully tailored cashmere coats an perfectly draped silk jersey sheaths” (WWD.com).
Yuna Yang recently showcased her latest collection for the Spring / Summer 2011 season during New York Fashion Week at the Hudson Hotel. Titled My Black Wedding Dress, the collection was inspired by the character of Betty Draper of television series Mad Men, and represented the transitional struggle between the traditional 1950’s housewife and the modern career woman of the 1970’s.