Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Sooyeon Lim ("SL") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
SL : I always loved art and design as a kid and fashion was always part of me. I studied Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York and worked at many major fashion companies.
SL : I am always thrilled to see the final outcome and the satisfied customer. I believe fashion is one of a way how people express themselves. Therefore, I wanted to become a designer and create clothing’s that can help customer’s to express their thoughts, urge and characteristics.
SL : I decided to become a designer. I don't think one can be forced to become a designer as it requires a lot of passion.
SL : I love designing womens wear and childrens wear. I love combining key elements between both category. In the future I want to explore more of sportswear and menswear!
SL : Every designer has its own unique style and for that they are already a legend! Just remember your design identity and artistic taste and don't designing!
SL : ability to create designs that are innovative yet simple!
SL : Number of factors come in to play in evaluating good design. First, it must solve people's problem. Secondly, I always see if the item attracts people's eye. I believe good design should always have a purpose and also should be visually pleasing. Lastly, I always think all the elements in a design should be balanced. If the silhouette is complexed and the color is also extremely vibrant then the deign looses its balance.
SL : Good design makes everything better! Including the quality of people's life style.
SL : For children in third world country! I want to create clothing that can make them feel special.
SL : To establish and develop my label!
SL : I think it is love and passion for fashion. Also, never giving up on an idea!
SL : Maria Grazia Chiuri and Karl Lagerfeld! The way how Maria Grazia plays with color and fabric is absolutely fascinating and inspiring. I was devastated when I heard Karl Lagerfeld passed away. His life was just about fashion and his passion never burned out.
SL : All the Dior collections designed by Maria Grazia. she does an amazing job combining different elements and make it look balanced!
SL : My family, friends and everyone who supported my designs.
SL : I am able to capture majority's needs
SL : to have loyal customers who share the same vision
SL : I am satisfied with most of my projects and I never release or showcase anything if I am not pleased
SL : about three to six months
SL : I start sketching and experimenting on my mannequin
SL : Design garments that can elevate people's life style. Carry responsibility.
SL : the softwares I use and I have my eyes on new fabrics that are created with technology.
SL : Pencil, sketchbook, gouache, adobe illustrator, adobe photoshop. sewing machine, mannequin, and fabrics.
SL : Everything! these are one of the key factors to a good design
SL : when is the next collection?
SL : Pleasure and respect!
SL : I don't think I am a master but I never give up on a design.
SL : Coco Chanel! I believe she altered the concept of womenswear!
SL : I am so excited and honored!
SL : I literally love all the colors but adore pastel colors! I love the ocean and love ice-cream. All seasons are special in their own way!
SL : Sketching. Whenever I have an idea I always sketch or record.
SL : as a child it wasn’t important to me to become a "great" designer. I just wanted to play with fabrics
SL : world controlled by technology
SL : Please follow sooyeonlim_ny for any design updates! I am also open to any questions! email me @ email@example.com
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