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Choi, Soo-Ah | School of Design

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    Professor

Introduction

From the family's immigration to the U.S.A., Sooah Choi graduated from Campolindo high school, and went to California College of the Arts in San Francisco, majoring fashion design with an achievement of B.F.A. She came back to S. Korea, and earned M.S., and PhD. majoring in "Aesthetics of Dress" in Clothing & Textiles Department at Seoul National University. The thesises were “Fusion Phenomena happening in Fashion”, MS in 2003, and “Americanization & De-Americanization of Korean Fashion Since 1945”, PhD in 2009.
Has experienced designing Womens', Mens', Girls', Boys' and Toddlers' through many school-industry projects and at a few companies. Experienced in designing outdoor wear, sportswear, and casual wear including cut & sew knit wear. Worked with many big national companies of the U.S.A. as a designer of one of the largest vendor company in the world, 'Sae-A co.Ltd., Korea'. Did trend analysis and planning, designing and making proto samples, preparing presentations for buyers. Proceeded the direct communications in suggesting designs through digital images.
Started teaching at Dankook University with teaching experiences from 10 other universities, since 2009 as a part-time lecturer, and became a full time faculty in Sep. 2011. Mainly focusing studies in collaborations with other industries, and interested in cross-over, hybrid, globalization, and digital fashion designs.

Educational Background

  • [1998] bachelor's degree California Collge of the Arts, B.F.A.
  • [2003] master's degree Seoul National University, M.S.
  • [2009] doctor's degree Seoul National University, Ph.D.

Research

Computer cad related to fashion industry
Globalization & locbalization of design
Hybrid and/or crossover fashion
Trend analysis and design

Consulting

Brand Identity, Efficient designing process, Trend anylisis and design, Fashion cross-over, Digital fashion design(Computer aided cad & graphic), Sports/outdoor wear, Fashion industry & trade, Social phenomenon in relations to fashion, Aesthetics of dress.

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