Sarah Inyoung Park is a South Korean Footwear Designer based in London. Her work revolves around the ideas of personal identity and cultural diversity, reflecting on her life journey through different places worldwide: Seoul - South Korea, NSW - Australia, Florence - Italy, Hong Kong, and now London - England.
Sarah studied at Seoul Yewon Art middle school before she moved to Australia at the age of 14. During her stay in Australia, she continued to practice pop and surrealism art.
For her BA study, she moved to Italy to pursue a career in Footwear Design, studying at Polimoda Institute from 2011 to 2015. It was an eye-opening experience for her after Australia. She had faced a lot of cultural and language barriers that she believes, have helped shape who she is today.
Since Polimoda, she has worked for 3 years + within the Fashion and Footwear industry from luxury brand Ferragamo HK as an editorial intern to SME footwear brands and as a footwear designer for a start-up company in Seoul.
Having witnessed the mass production of footwear and global sourcing, she aims to localise production processes by combining craft and digital technologies through her own Micro Manufacturing System.