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About Lissa Koo : Lissa Koo, a creative designer with overflowing credentials from both S. Korea and New York. During her earlier years, she studied textile and clothing at one of the most prestigious universities in Korea. After completing her undergraduate studies, Lissa has successfully ran her own concept store, York Avenue, in the busiest streets of fashion in S. Korea. To enhance her knowledge in the fashion industry, she came to New York to further her studies in fashion design at The New School (Parsons). Not to mention, during her studies in Parsons, Lissa was a intern at globally recognized companies like Etro and Zimba Collections. With the confidence of being one of the top designers in this industry, Lissa has created her own brand, 'saku'. With her experience in both S. Korea and New York, she shows strong attributes of the market worldwide.
STATEMENT OF ART:
I believe art means making something new, and creating something that the world has never seen. Art is mix and matching new materials to create something fun. To me, art is something I can share these new designs with. Sometimes, I need to try things upside down and flip things inside out to bring new ideas. During this process is when I feel the most happiness. This is Art.

ORGANIZATION:
saku new york

EDUCATION:
2014, Fashion Design, AAS, Parsons, New York / USA
2006, Clothing and Textile, Business (minor), BFA, Ewha Woman's Univ. , Seoul / South Korea

EXPERIENCE:
2014 - Current, Freelancer Fashion Design Assistant, ZIMBA Collections LLC, NewYork/USA
2014-2015, Public Relations Intern, ETRO , NewYork/USA
2013-2013, Design Team Intern, SKIN WORLDWIDE , NewYork/USA
2007-2012, Founder and business manager, York Avenue women's apparel, Seoul/South Korea

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
Parsons SOF (School Of Fashion), The New School, 20 other graduates from parsons, NewYork/USA

EVENTS:
Parsons SOF (School Of Fashion), The New School, 20 other graduates from parsons, NewYork/USA

AWARDS:
Out of the 20 finalists, I was rewarded with the Parsons SOF (School Of Fashion) award.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
York Avenue, VOGUE Korea, ELLE Korea, 2010, Seoul/Korea

ACCOLADES:
2007, "Certificate of Achievement", Ewha Woman's University, Fashion Merchandising Processional, Seoul/Korea.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Korean/Native
English / Near Native
Japanese / Pre-intermediate
French / Beginner

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Illustrator/ Photoshop , Expert

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2007, "Certificate of Achievement", Ewha Woman's University, Fashion Merchandising Processional, Seoul/Korea.

HOBBIES:
Swimming, Scuba diving, Drawing

CLIENTELE:
2008-2012, York Avenue, Celebrity Stylist

WEB SITE:
www.sakunewyork.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.sakunewyork.com

RSS URL:
www.sakunewyork.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-08-26 20:22:30

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Lissa Koo


Ready For Santorini Fashion Design

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Category in 2015
Lissa Yeon Yi Koo for Saku

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