Grad Designs Textile for Rachel Zoe Featured in Vogue and WWD
Since graduating with a B.A. in Design in June of 2017, Heewon Moon has gone from intern to full-time employee at Rachel Zoe where she works as an assistant designer.
She recently designed a one-of-a-kind leopard print that was used in suiting and cigarette pants for Rachel Zoe's Resort 2019 Collection. The unique textile was featured in Vogue and Women's Wear Daily, among other fashion publications. "I got an email from the New York office in the morning and checked the links right away," she says. "I was surprised and glad to see my work on the first page, as the first looks of the whole collection."
Heewon, who interned at Halston and Vera Wang while in school, created the print via Photoshop and Illustration. "Each motif is hand-sketched by computer," she explains. "I would say it was the first time I created a print for a garment. I had to create several designs and the head designer picked the one she thought was best."
Her day-to-day responsibilities include all aspects of the design process, including creating textile prints for the Rachel Zoe Collection, sketching, watching new fashion shows, research trend, fabric manipulation, and organize archives, among other tasks. Originally from Korea, Heewon studied abroad in China for several years before moving to Los Angeles to attend FIDM.
With a goal of one day being the CEO and designer of her own brand, Heewon applied to and was accepted to FIDM's Advanced Study Program in Fashion Design. She started the program this summer, which means she'll be showing her own collection as a DEBUT designer in 2019.