Lily To and Paulina Bui on Designing Their Own Story

By: Nana Ogburn Jun 06, 2023 Feature Story Tags: Lee, Aapi, Design

Lily To, director of global print, pattern & color for Lee, met Paulina Bui six years before Paulina became an associate designer at Kontoor. Mentoring came naturally for Lily: When she began her career in design, Lily remembers the lack of Asian representation in the workforce. Her own experiences influenced her determination to help Paulina navigate the apparel industry.

Through their shared Vietnamese heritage and passion for design, Lily and Paulina have become an impressive dynamic duo at Kontoor. Their story echoes the importance of representation in the design field and the workforce in general.