Woo Young Mi
Born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1959 and growing up in a post-war country brimming with political unrest, Woo Youngmi was fortunate to find creativity close to home. Her father, the head of an architectural firm, and her mother, who taught both art and piano, did their utmost to use what they had to provide a creative environment for their five children.
In 1978 Woo Youngmi enters Sung-kyun-kwan University in Seoul to begin her fashion studies. On graduating in 1983 she wins the Osaka International Fashion award.