With New York Fashion Week around the corner, there is no time like the present to share Yuna Yang. She creates pieces for women which harmonize traditional couture with a modern vision. I am honored to premiere this video content on Jenny by design, with good hope you, too, will embrace the brilliance, humility and beauty of YY. Following the exclusive clip, you’ll find a Q&A with Yuna to satisfy your style-loving taste buds. Enjoy!
Where does your work ethic come from?
I grew up as a third generation child in a finance and manufacturing business family, so I grew up learning and hearing about business and entrepreneurship. I learned how to be hard-working, responsible and most importantly, modest and caring toward people from my father and grandfather.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
An amazing artist, eventually like Leonardo da Vinci.
Describe the process of putting together a collection?
I start by gathering season colors which I like to play with…then I choose fabrics and start sketching looks.
From where do you get inspiration?
My inspiration comes from everywhere. Music, movies, books, etc. With this season’s collection my inspiration came from music. I’m creating the collection inspired by music from a rock band called Civil Twilight. I’m creating the look based on the layers and rhythms of the music.
Who are your style icons?
What will never go out of style?
A well-fitted white shirt.
What textiles do you favor?
I love lace. Lace and beading are my favorite materials.
If you could have dinner with any designer, living or dead, who would it be?
When you aren’t designing, what are you doing?
Who taught you to sew? How old were you?
At 10. I had a class to make the bag with fabrics!
Let’s take a look inside your closet…which dress is your all-time favorite or most cherished?
I have this vintage Etro printed dress from my mom. It is a timeless beauty!
Describe the perfect fall attire for a New York City working woman?
A Burberry trench coat over a black fitted pantsuit and a pair of black four-inch booties to match.
Dream celebrity to dress?
Favorite New York City restaurant?
Of all the places you have lived, where do you feel most at home?
Milan – I love Italian food, Opera, the language and of course the fashion.
What quality about yourself would never want to lose and why?