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"ILGI" (일기) IS THE KOREAN WORD FOR "JOURNAL".

Established in 2018, the label delivers on the promise of its namesake, channeling the value of documentation and reflection. Drawing thematic inspiration from NYC, Seoul, and an extensive archive of daily observations, each fabric tells a personal story with dually Korean and American influences.

With a specialized focus on print, every design begins from sources such as photographs, drawings, paintings, or collages of found objects or materials. The artwork is digitized as allover patterns, which are then printed onto fabric, becoming a new extension of these memories.

This very process is introspective, nostalgic, and sentimental. The practice of creating original textiles makes ILGI a unique storytelling brand. Seeing the world through the ILGI lens is to appreciate the often overlooked details and moments of everyday life, and to celebrate memories as precious and timeless.

Constantly evolving and in motion, the studio is currently based in Portland, OR.

For all inquiries please email info@ilgistudio.com

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View of Namsan Tower from ItaewonSeoul, S. Korea. Nov 2020