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Recent Fashion Design Graduates

A selection of recent graduates from design schools across the US. Here we showcase five of the most forward-thinking and young upcoming designers: Donghyuk Dan Kim, Azede Jean-Pierre, Massayuki Ito, Helen Hao Wu and Danielle Frankel. 2011 MFA Fashion Design graduate, Donghyuk Dan Kim attended Academy of Art University in California. He is originally from Incheon, South Korea and I now lives in Irvine, California. What was the inspiration behind your design (used in the editorial)? DDK: I looked to vintage military uniforms and clothing from the American West for inspiration, interpreting the signature elements and fusing them with my own vision. I focused on small design details that are often forgotten, and made them relevant for today. I was also inspired by the shapes of windows — mimicking their patterns in fabric manipulations such as quilting and taping. What materials do you use?  Why? DDK: I used leather, melton wool, waxed cotton and wool plaid shirting. All of these fabrics had a somewhat traditional, military feel that helped to bring my inspiration to life in …