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The designer YK was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She studied at Otis (LA) and Parsons (NY). Her collections are produced and made in Seoul, South Korea.
2003 – 2005 Otis College of Art and Design
2005 – 2007 Parsons The New School of Design
2008 Founded Human Potential (a.k.a. HUPOT)
2009 Hupot attends Bread & Butter in Berlin
2010 Hupot attends the Magic show in Las Vegas, Starts shipping worldwide
2011 Started exporting to Hong Kong, Beijing and Japan
2012 Hupot attends IndieBrand Fashion Show
2012 Started exporting to Austrailia, London, NY, LA
Inspired by philosophy and spirituality.
Elegant with urban attitude and darkly daring aesthetics.
Human Potential aka HUPOT is a fashion brand founded by DO and YK in 2008. Unique print designs first gained attention for the brand. Their collection has been donned by K-pop stars BIG BANG, 2NE1, SHINee, to US Hip-Hop trendsetters like Big Sean, A$AP Rocky and etc. Their main focus in production is quality before quantity. HUPOT started to export worldwide from 2011. From Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, London, and to the USA.
The meaning of Human Potential is to express that the potential of humans are unlimited and everyone can achieve their dreams.