Sang A Im-Propp has delivered “Independent, Rebellious-Luxury” since the successful debut of her eponymous accessories collection in 2006. A masterful use of exclusive skins, fine leathers, and unconventional textiles has since established Sang A as one of the most innovative luxury accessory designers.
Though Sang A has always been in touch with an intense creativity, she did not begin her career in the fashion industry. Since the age of 10 Sang A enjoyed a celebrated career as a musical performer, actress and performance artist in her native home of South Korea. By the age of 26, Sang A was styling her own music videos and performance projects—during which she was able to explore and develop a personal persona that eventually made her one of Korea’s most admired celebrities. It was in this progression from performer to style icon that she discovered her love of fashion.
Sang A moved to New York to study at The Parsons School of Design while interning with renowned stylists Victoria Bartlett and Lisa Von Weise. Through this education and mentoring, Sang A was encouraged to begin her own accessories collection.
Since its launch, SANG A collection has held the ground successfully, dominating with exciting developments in innovative design and creative direction. The newly evolved SANG A STUDIO, progressive contemporary concept brand, has since 2012 been known for its understated, hi-low rebellious aesthetic vision and approach to exploring texture, dimension and whimsical shape using fine materials.
Initiated in 2017, SANG A has expanded her progressive contemporary handbag line into Jewelry. The collection has been well received by the respected attentions of global cult-fav communities, for its subversive unconventional details and mastered craftsmanship. Each style is handmade in New York City and carefully handled to ensure the integrity and natural beauty of the raw materials .
Her global presence has broadened, especially through her involvement in various international and New York City-based charity organizations. Sang A has been a member of The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) since 2010. Sang A currently resides in New York City.
Sang A Im-Propp is a member of The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)