FASHION

British-Korean Model Sang Woo Kim Shows His Artistic Side


British-Korean model Sang Woo Kim’s fashionable resume includes starring in campaigns for brands Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, and Armani Eyewear, as well as walking numerous runway shows, but art has always been his passion. Born in Seoul, he spent most of his life in London and received his foundation diploma at Central Saint Martins. Currently, Kim is taking a break from his Fine Arts degree at Goldsmiths, University of London to pursue his modeling career, but he’s still found a way to combine his two talents. In this exclusive photoshoot and video, he paints the walls on set — and himself.

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Sang Woo Kim, Photo by Brandon Mercer. Styled by Jimi Urquiaga. Thom Browne. New York shirt, $290, and socks and clogs, prices upon request, Thom Browne. New York, New York, 212.633.1197; OLIMA tunic, price upon request, olimaatelier.com; No. 21 trousers, $483, numeroventuno.com. Hair by Owen Gould at The Wall Group; makeup by Homa Safar. Set Design by Sarah Hein. Model: Sang Woo Kim at Select Model Management. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee. Special Thanks to Dune Studios & Katharine Gray.

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Photo by Brandon Mercer.

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Sang Woo Kim, Photo by Brandon Mercer. Styled by Jimi Urquiaga. Gucci shirt, $710, gucci.com. Hair by Owen Gould at The Wall Group; makeup by Homa Safar. Set Design by Sarah Hein. Model: Sang Woo Kim at Select Model Management. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee. Special Thanks to Dune Studios & Katharine Gray.

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Sang Woo Kim, Photo by Brandon Mercer. Styled by Jimi Urquiaga. Gucci shirt, $710, and moccasins, $650, gucci.com; Acne Studios pants, $480, acnestudios.com. Hair by Owen Gould at The Wall Group; makeup by Homa Safar. Set Design by Sarah Hein. Model: Sang Woo Kim at Select Model Management. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee. Special Thanks to Dune Studios & Katharine Gray.

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Sang Woo Kim, Photo by Brandon Mercer. Styled by Jimi Urquiaga. 7 for All Mankind shirt, $98, 7forallmankind.com. Hair by Owen Gould at The Wall Group; makeup by Homa Safar. Set Design by Sarah Hein. Model: Sang Woo Kim at Select Model Management. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee. Special Thanks to Dune Studios & Katharine Gray.

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Photo by Brandon Mercer. 7 for All Mankind shirt, $98, 7forallmankind.com; G-Star jeans, $230, g-star.com.

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Sang Woo Kim, Photo by Brandon Mercer. Styled by Jimi Urquiaga. KTZ vest and pants, prices upon request, by special order, kokontozai.com. Hair by Owen Gould at The Wall Group; makeup by Homa Safar. Set Design by Sarah Hein. Model: Sang Woo Kim at Select Model Management. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee. Special Thanks to Dune Studios & Katharine Gray.

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Sang Woo Kim, Photo by Brandon Mercer. Styled by Jimi Urquiaga. Paul Smith blazer, $1,220, and trousers, $500, Paul Smith, New York, 646.613.3060. Hair by Owen Gould at The Wall Group; makeup by Homa Safar. Set Design by Sarah Hein. Model: Sang Woo Kim at Select Model Management. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee. Special Thanks to Dune Studios & Katharine Gray.

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Photo by Brandon Mercer. Dior Homme jacket, $3,500, Maxfield, Los Angeles, 310.274.8800.

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Sang Woo Kim, Photo by Brandon Mercer. Styled by Jimi Urquiaga. Dior Homme jacket, $3,500, Maxfield, Los Angeles, 310.274.8800. Hair by Owen Gould at The Wall Group; makeup by Homa Safar. Set Design by Sarah Hein. Model: Sang Woo Kim at Select Model Management. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee. Special Thanks to Dune Studios & Katharine Gray.

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Sang Woo Kim, Photo by Brandon Mercer. Styled by Jimi Urquiaga. Hair by Owen Gould at The Wall Group; makeup by Homa Safar. Set Design by Sarah Hein. Model: Sang Woo Kim at Select Model Management. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee. Special Thanks to Dune Studios & Katharine Gray.

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Sang Woo Kim, Photo by Brandon Mercer. Styled by Jimi Urquiaga. Rick Owens jacket, $2,765, rickowens.eu; Michael Kors Collection sandals, price upon request, michaelkors.com. Hair by Owen Gould at The Wall Group; makeup by Homa Safar. Set Design by Sarah Hein. Model: Sang Woo Kim at Select Model Management. Photo Editor: Biel Parklee. Special Thanks to Dune Studios & Katharine Gray.