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Runway to Carpool: Meet Two Fashion Designer Moms

By Lindsay Pinchuk

We caught up with two inspiring New York fashion designers moms to get their thoughts on juggling the runway and carpool, what moms in a hurry should wear and what their ultimate Mother’s Day would look like.

Mimi Wong, Minan Wong
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Mimi Wong, mother of daughter 9 and son 6, is the founder of fashion label MINAN WONG. She was inspired by her children to create a sustainable brand; to maintain Earth for future generations.
What is a must-have clothing item that every busy mom should have in their closet?
A must have is a long luxe cardigan that you can throw on running for the school bus in the early a.m. Whether you have on  pajamas or workout gears, this long cardigan is a quick cover up from home to office, then gym and lastly to school pick up!
Any quick hacks for the busy mom trying to get out the door with kids who still wants to look her best?
A polished looking bodysuits such as a racer tank & pair of leggings you can sleep in as a PJ then later to the gym.  Transition the look with a luxe long cardigan or with a fashion forward tunic to throw over.
How do you juggle being a fashion designer and a mom? 
With my kids in school most of the day, it’s easier to juggle but my days are choppy with lots of start & stop.  Between 6:30-8, its getting the kids ready for school, work from 9:30 – 4pm then school pick up.  homework & dinner from 6-8 then back to work 9-10 when kids are in bed.  Cycle starts over again in the am. It’s easy when your kids are the source of your energy & inspiration!
What would be your dream Mothers’ Day?
A day spent out in the woods staying in a log cabin, no cars, no alarm clocks and have my kids bring me breakfast in bed.
June Sohn of JUNGWON
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June Sohn is the mother of two sons aged 10 and 12 years old, is the visionary behind JUNGWON. She focuses on contemporary jackets offering a chic twist on classic outerwear made with high quality finishes that are waterproof, windproof, wrinkle free and breathable.
How do you juggle being a fashion designer and a mom?   
I try to my best to enjoy both, they cannot be separate lives.  Sometimes my children are a great inspiration and also my work and designs inspire and motivate them.
What have your kids learned from you running a successful business?
The biggest thing my kinds have learned from me is passion!!   I hope this helps them to figure out what they want to be in the future and motivate them to work hard and achieve their goals.
What are some of your favorite kids’ clothing brands?
“Bonpoint” for girls and “Adidas” for boys.
What would be your dream Mothers’ Day?
To spend time relaxing and lying on the beach drinking a cocktail and to enjoy a full body massage to keep me relaxed!

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