One of the most talented emerging designers of her generation with a mind that belonged somewhere between the Earth and Sky.
After 29 years of life, her creative and innocent mind freed itself from it's Earthly confines suddenly on Jul. 31, due to a massive pulmonary embolism while in a hospital in Korea, where she was visiting to work on production for her next, highly anticipated collection. Alexandra, unknowingly, worked through a misdiagnosed heart condition. She, unknowingly, worked herself to death. Her next collection was scheduled to be the headline presentation at Styleweek Northeast. She is survived in death by her loving parents, Hong Gil Nam (a National honor scientist of Korea) and Yeong Hee Park, her sisters, her older one Hyun Ryung and he younger one, Hyun Suh and her loving and devoted guardian, Anthony Compian Lopez.
Alexandra Nam is a New York City based, raised in Korea, womenswear designer who studied clothing and textile in Korea before attending Parsons the New School for Design for a Fashion Design BFA. Her thesis collection was one of a few selected to run the catwalk at Parsons Benefit Fashion Show 2012. The collection was also selected to be displayed on main show window at ‘Saks fifth Avenue New York’ for graduation show of Parsons. After graduating in 2012, She moved to Paris, France where she furthered her fashion education in a Master class from the Arts of Fashion Foundation where she cultivated her interest in mixing details from classics with architectural shapes as well as honing her craftsmanship in techniques such as Le Sage embroidery. Her capsule collection was exhibited at the Hall des Marechaux at Les Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre as well as at the Arts of Fashion Symposium in San Francisco.