North Korean defector Kang Ji-hyun co-founded social impact fashion brand ISTORY with Marie Boes. Photo: courtesy of ISTORY North Korean defector Kang Ji-hyun co-founded social impact fashion brand ISTORY with Marie Boes. Photo: courtesy of ISTORY
North Korean defector Kang Ji-hyun co-founded social impact fashion brand ISTORY with Marie Boes. Photo: courtesy of ISTORY
Fashion

North Korean defector and fashion designer shares escapee stories through her colourful creations

  • Kang Ji-hyun fled North Korea in 2009 and ended up in South Korea, where she studied clothing and textiles
  • She co-founded social impact fashion brand ISTORY to share other defectors’ tales through decorative elbow patches

Topic |   Fashion
North Korean defector Kang Ji-hyun co-founded social impact fashion brand ISTORY with Marie Boes. Photo: courtesy of ISTORY North Korean defector Kang Ji-hyun co-founded social impact fashion brand ISTORY with Marie Boes. Photo: courtesy of ISTORY
North Korean defector Kang Ji-hyun co-founded social impact fashion brand ISTORY with Marie Boes. Photo: courtesy of ISTORY
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