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JungWon Breathable Jacket

June Sohn is new to the fashion scene, however many agree that her raincoat is “The one jacket you need in the city”.  She uses very light fabric and no lining, yet her rainwear is water proof and functional.  Clean, simple silhouette appeals to women of any age and social class.

Here is how designer talks about her inspiration:   "I have been living in and out of NYC for over a decade and have been working in the city for some time.  Every morning I take the subway and walk several blocks to the office.  I sometimes enjoy my commute, but when the weather is not friendly, it is a really troublesome getting out in the wind or in the rain.  The weather in NYC has been less predictable and I myself have been looking for a jacket or coat that I can depend on for many years.   I saw many high performances outerwear in the specialty stores for serious outdoors but they were not for my everyday work clothes.   As a designer working in the city, I needed a great look, more than just rain coat or wind break.  I looked for outerwear that I can wear regardless of the destination but it was so hard and my patience ran out.   I stopped  to look and started to make one for myself.   I worked as an outerwear designer for designer brand and had the knowledge and skill to make them.  But this time I looked for different fabric and materials.  I wanted to make outerwear that can protect me from wind or rain and also can be machine-washed at home.  It was challenging from the beginning but very rewarding.  I have designed several jackets and coats for myself and for others and they were sensational among the people who have tried them on.   I started to get orders and that encouraged me to start my own brand, “JUNGWON.”

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