Monica Jae Yeon Moon is a writer and researcher under the patronage of Kwanjeong Educational Foundation and Korea Institute of Design Promotion. Previously she studied Fashion & Textiles and French Literature at Seoul National University in South Korea. She spent an exchange semester in fashion design at École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and studied fashion history during a summer program at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. She actively utilizes her multilingual skills to translate and transmit ideas in other disciplines.
She currently commissions online articles for the fashion think-tank Vestoj and translates for Frieze Seoul 2023. Her writings on fashion have been published by 1Granary, Design History Society, and Big Issue Korea. Her ideas on fashion were shared at the Digital Fashion Symposium 2023 organized by the London College of Fashion and Parsons Paris, and De-Fashioning Education – The Digital Multilogue on Fashion Education 2023 in Berlin. The UMBER POSTPAST Book she wrote in collaboration with the designer Jaden Cho where they discuss craft and commerce, cultural and environmental sustainability, and the 'Korean heritage,' alongside conversations with the curators of the Korean Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Economic Botany Collection of the Kew Botanic Gardens, will be printed later in 2023.