You might say that Fashion Design alumni and husband-and-wife team Je Jung (CCAD 1998) and Rujira Lawonvisut (CCAD 1999) have done well—but it would be a major understatement. Between the two of them, they’ve designed for Gap, Theory, and Urban Outfitters. Last year, they debuted their own fashion line, WRKROOM, during New York Fashion Week. Now WRKROOM is on clothing racks in eight U.S. states and recently went international, finding a spot on the shelves at Mob.F, a multi-brand store in Thailand.
People are talking. Exciting people. Here’s a sample.
Vanity Fair: “Their double-breasted jackets and sporty anoraks are the kind of thing you want to wear every day, but their tissue-weight T-shirts steal the show…The careful construction and easy versatility of each piece makes for a wearable collection of modern essentials.” (September 16, 2009)
Thrillist: “WRK’s a fashion-forward, nose-to-tail line whose travel-friendly details are designed to help you live a life of global rootlessness.” (January 26, 2010)
Bangkok Post: “WRKROOM boasts collections which exhibit this modern era’s simplicity and shaped wardrobe staples with refined vintage touch. Its garments are designed with a combination of subtle details and fabrications to help project intricate and mature style for discerning clients.” (December 27, 2010)
Asian News Network: “And while WRKROOM is a men’s line, the label gets a lot of women in its Asian stores. ‘In the US a men’s line is a men’s line, but here it’s more open. If people like something they buy it,’ said Je Jung.” (January 21, 2011)
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