Susan Im is a New York based Korean American entrepreneur and luxury, retail, & consumer goods professional.
An avid learner, Susan is a passionate advocate of the arts, community building, consumer technology, and books.
She is cofounder of Fifteen Degrees, a South Korea based R&D company (OEM & ODM) for cosmetics, founder of ATEM, a skincare and wellness company based out of NYC, and also serves as a brand consultant for international and domestic brands.
Susan was most recently with Luv.it, a luxury sustainability focused fashion company based in Mexico City and New York City, where she served as head of brand partnerships and business development and part of the founding team. Prior to joining Luv.it, she also worked at Barneys New York, contributing to business development, curatorial, and fashion forecasting projects for the men’s buying team’s U.S. and international practices, and served on the committee of the Barneys New York Foundation, a philanthropic chapter. Susan has also formerly worked at EDUN Americas, Yigal Azrouel, as well as Alexander Wang.
Susan holds a B.S. in Communications from New York University, having completed her undergraduate studies between New York and Shanghai, where she was a University Honors Scholar and an award recipient for excellence by the French Department. She holds a minor in Global Visual Art, having pursued specialized studies in Chinese contemporary art at East China Normal University and completed additional studies in business and fine art at Seoul National University. She is proficient in French and Korean.
She is available for non-profit opportunities that are centered around art, education, children, mental health, or sex trafficking.
Letters by Soo is a profile of her life and interests.
Off-line, you’ll find her collecting drinkware and antiquing, reading, studying, or drawing. She is an avid lover of roses, daffodils, and baby rabbits.
Daily content on new fashion, books, and art here: facebook.com/lettersbysoo
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