Every season an industry influencers including Carol Song of Opening Ceremony, Taryn Laeban, VP at Lanvin, Fern Mallis and others handpick five Korean designers to showcase in the bi-annual show, Concept Korea. The designers chosen were KYE by Kathleen Hanhee Kye, Choiboko by Choi Bo Ko, CRES. E DIM. by Hongbum Kim, LIE SANG BONG Read more →
New York is unreasonably cold right now. Like impending-blizzard-freeze-your-Rag & Bone-covered-butt-off cold. This is exactly why we, and fashionistas nowhere near New York, are praising the fashion gods (more like IMG & various PR people) for the glorious amount of New York fashion week shows livestreaming this week. We wrangled 89 shows (89!) and presentations to tune into over the course of the next week…with even more coming in! The best part? You won’t be judged for taking in these shows in your pjs over some popcorn or pizza or half a bottle of wine…
See any shows we missed? Let us know!
It’s only day three, and we can’t stop bringing you the best of NYFW! Jill Stuart presented a pretty, feminine collection, Erin Barr found inspiration in Marilyn Monroe, and Concept Korea aims to bring Korean designers to the forefront.
We’ve got loads of show reviews going up all the time at our New York Fashion Week homepage!
The Clothes: As it does every season, Concept Korea features five of the most promising Korean designers to showcase their work at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. This year the theme was “Five Korean Traditional Colors” representing the five natural elements including iron, tree, water, fire and earth. Designers Choi Bo Ko, Hongbum Kim or Cres. Read more →
SEOUL–Seoul is a powerful and wealthy mega-city with a large consumer base–that means there’s a huge appetite for branded luxury goods. The city’s Cheongdam-dong, a 12-lane wide boulevard, is lined with so many luxury shops that it’s earned nickname ‘Street of Luxury Goods.’
The 10 Corso Como on Cheongdam-dong, which opened in 2008 in partnership with Samsung Cheil (the Samsung Fashion Group), is even larger than the Milan flagship. Due to high demand for avant-garde fashion, a second 10 Corso Como opened just last month at the high-end mall Lotte Avenuel, joining Prada, Givenchy, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin and more.
Despite the obvious appetite for luxury designs, there seems to be an absence of good risk-taking design in Seoul.