Jungyoon is wearing the LEHHO Ines Silk Dress
THE LEHHO NOW SERIES
Welcome to the LEHHO NOW SERIES, where we ask some of our favorite humans from the LEHHO family to share a glimpse of their present in a short interview format. We hope you enjoy, and please share your love below!
1. What is compelling about having two professions?
I have two professions, but in the end I think they are rooted in the same place. To share myself and to express something with my individualism is the common thread. I think it's attractive that I can share what I want to express on stage and on paper in various ways.
Being a musical actor and an illustrator, and thereby having two jobs, is also a great driving force in bringing art into life.
2. What inspires you in your work?
What inspires me the most is emotion that cannot be seen with sight. Beyond what is beautiful, impressive, or special: the story contained in the story, the color of the story’s energy, and the emotions of those who come into contact with it provide greater inspiration for me.
3.What is your most memorable musical, and why?
The most memorable musical for me is Broadway 42nd Street, which is the only show I performed in for 4 seasons. I’m so thankful for performing in the show over multiple seasons, so naturally there are so many memories from the process of preparing and performing. It is also a musical that brought me many firsts such as my first licensed performance, first tap dance, the first role, and so on; I can’t help but think that it will remain a special musical that I will never forget.
Left: One of Jungyoon’s illustrations / Right: Jungyoon, second from left, starring in Musical Broadway 42nd Street in Seoul, Korea
4. Personally, what does clothing mean to you? How do you choose what to wear?
To me, how I dress is yet another way of showing myself. When I was young, I was focused on finding conventionally beautiful clothes and matched my body and attitude accordingly. But now that some time has passed, I choose pieces that are comfortable to wear and better express how I see myself - and I feel more beautiful as a result.
When selecting what to wear, I value comfort above all, and also take into account the time, place, and occasion. Due to the nature of my job, I face many different scenarios, so I choose clothing that is most appropriate for the occasion.
5. Of all your LEHHO pieces, which pieces do you love the most and why?
The LEHHO pieces I love the most are my coats. Whenever I see a new collection through the LEHHO preorder, it’s always the outerwear that’s love at first sight. I personally love coats in general as well.
LEHHO coats are unique and beautifully designed with a comfortable fit and warm insulation that keep me warm during the cold winter months. There are other LEHHO coats I’ve been eyeing but haven’t taken the plunge yet that I’m looking forward to purchasing soon as well!
Thank you so much, Jungyoon!