Designer Bio

Hyun Jung Kim
-Head Designer

From a young age, Decode 1.8 founder and head designer, Hyun Jung Kim, gravitated towards the arts, particularly classical music and fashion.  Kim pursued a degree in fashion design at a university in her native South Korea. This elite technical training groomed her for her first job as a stylist.  Kim continued to feed her passion for the arts by joining a local theater company where she honed her skills on and off stage as an actor and costume designer.

At the age of 25, the budding design-star made a bold move in the name of fashion, relocating to New York. Following graduation from the Parson’s The New School for Design, Kim lent her skills to prestigious design firms where she spearheaded the successful launch of a broad spectrum in design collections ranging from sportswear to evening dresses.

In February 2009 the seasoned designer took a leap of faith and launched her own contemporary dress line. Hyun Jung Kim channels her love of art, knowledge of theatre and passion for style into her unparalleled designs to produce a fresh, innovative line of dresses.


Lindsay Cook
-Associate Designer

For Decode 1.8 associate designer, Lindsay Cook, fashion and design have always been inherent.  A natural artist, Lindsay gravitated towards drawing and painting growing up, skills that would land her at the International Academy of Design and Technology majoring in Fashion Design.

After graduation, Lindsay landed a coveted internship at a NYC leading fashion house where the budding designer honed her craft, perfecting her technical skills while also developing her signature design style. Lindsay met Hyun Jung Kim at a successful evening dress company in 2007. The creative synergy between the two designers was undeniable.

When Hung Jung Kim left to open contemporary dress line, Decode 1.8, Lindsay was an obvious choice for first recruit and design collaborator.  Their first collection was an instant success.