Kristen Luong graduated from the prestigious Menswear Design program at the FIT, where her final collection won second place. Kristen interned for Zac Posen where her work was featured with his collection at Paris Fashion Week. Kristen also worked as a patternmaker for Derek Lam where her work for the Derek Lam Collection was sold worldwide in Barneys and other stores. Kristen subsequently launched her own line, Kromagnon.