Based in New York, Tiffany Jung Ah Hwang is a fashion designer who seeks to design with social and sustainable outlooks. She identifies with different cultures and communities that she believes intrinsically inspire her and layer her identity. As a Korean-American, her hyphenated identity helps her to find deep connections with people and communities around her, and also find commonality through introspection of emotions and cognitive relativity. With her foundational fashion design studies, she aspires to excavate the bones of the ideas that link everyone in a common whole. She believes that onwards she will be able to layer, build, and understand her own identity which is largely inspired by humanity and its connections.
Through warm and minimalistic silhouettes, colors, and materials, her designs transpire soft yet
independent sensibilities. With a focus on sustainable fashion, she values ethical sourcing of
materials and manufacturing processes. She aspires to stay true to sustainable practices in design
which encompass recyclable, recycled, or repurposed textiles. In the future, she hopes to
collaborate with various artisans to raise the perceived value of craftsmanship and a sense of
The most successful aspect of a project is relatability, compassion, or the feeling of
connectiveness in any form. Being able to perceive and understand ‘the other’ is a key element. It
is also personally valuable, as there is nothing more vulnerable in displaying and sharing a
creative output. But in light of that vulnerability, it enables a space to evoke the empathy that can
layer and build one anothers’ identity – and thus the community in a common whole.
Though most of her previous works were more introspective purposeful to build a foundation,
she hopes to now branch out to cultures through ethical sourcing and mindful, critical research
and experience to promote a constructive contribution.
She is currently interning in MONSE, and has interned at Oscar de la Renta and Luisa et la Luna. She has also worked as staff for multiple fashion shows such as Hussein Chalayan SS17, KYE for FW15 and at MADE studios for the Marissa Webb fashion show for SS16.
Currently, she wants to explore women and children's apparel, and her interests vary from textiles, hand knitting, handweaving, machine knitting, philosophy, history, psychology, jazz, Murakami novels, Miyazaki films, and Youtube film and editing.