Yeon was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Inspired by her mother, an avid home sewer, Yeon began reimagining her clothes using her mother's leftover fabrics from an early age. Despite her father's wishes, Yeon yearned to see the world and moved to New York City at twenty-one to pursue her dreams.
While studying at Parsons, Yeon interned with Thakoon and Proenza Schouler. In 2009, before graduation, she interned with the design team at Donna Karan Collection. In 2017, Yeon launched her namesake label after spending two years researching and developing exquisite fabrics and apprenticing with the world's best artisans in France.
Yeon and her small team are based in New York City. From there, each pattern is brought to life in Italy and New York City. Yeon designs for modern women who appreciate hand-crafted, sophisticated fabrics and slow fashion. Her pieces are intended to be collected, lived in, and cherished for a lifetime.
Angelina Jolie wearing Yeon Macrame pleated silk skirt.
Jessica Alba wearing Yeon fil coupe trench coat.
Cara Taylor wearing Yeon micro pleated top and skirt for Moda Operandi Editorial shoot.