Sarah Nami Ahn is a Korean American designer with brains & creativity. Not only does she possess a PhD from UCLA, she is the creator and founder of NAMI. NAMI is a lifestyle brand based out of Los Angeles.The Spring Summer 2012 Collection by NAMI was inspired by Sarah’s worldwide travels and her love of origami. Her fondness of the Japanese art of paper folding inspired her collection that translated into pleats and triangular sleeves that fold up onto the shoulders.
It was her first runway show in NYC held at the Audi Forum on September 13th, 2011. Who can believe a neuroscience major can be a talented womenswear designer. She is the future and inspiration to aspiring up and coming designers.
As seen in the detail work of her designs, her collection is everyday pieces that can be worn in the daytime or evening. From sleeveless chiffon jersey top, pleated tank dress, a-line halter dress, sleeveless scoop back dress, strapless chiffon crepe gown, pleated shoulder day dress, chiffon tuxedo shirt, chiffon contrast color halter vest, and wrap front capri pants. These are ready to wear pieces with elegance.
– Jenny Mar
Photos provided by Nami and Carol Tsang.
View all images shot by Carol Tsang at her Flickr page here.