Stars lend a hand in looking after Korea 2013/08/09, Source,
Stars are stepping forward for the selection of required subjects for the scholastic ability tests.
A Sungsin Women's University professor revealed that various stars from different areas took part in the petition to select required subjects for the Korean history aptitude tests,...More
Korean Cuisine in Spotlight at Victoria and Albert Museum 2012/08/04, Source, Guests enjoy Korean cuisine at an event promoting Korean culture at the Victory and Albert Museum in London on Monday. /Courtesy of CJ Foodville
With a history of over 150 years, the Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's largest treasure trove of decorative arts and design. On Monday (London time), the venue hosted a festival aimed at promoting Korean culture that saw 300 diplomatic, administrative and cultural figures from Korea and the U.K. tuck into popular Korean dishes such as bibimbab (rice with assorted vegetables) and galbi jjim (braised short ribs),...More
Art and Culture 2012/07/27, Source,
It's almost the weekend now and I know many of us are looking forward to rooting for the Korean team during the Olympics. People from all around the world are now in London to cheer their teams on, and for those of you who are there right now, our Michelle Kim is here to tell us about some events that have been created to introduce Korean culture to the global audience. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So what events can we look forward to this weekend in London,...More
Lee Sang-bong, inspired by 'dancheong' 2012/07/21, Source, Designer presents his 2012 S/S collection at London's Victoria and Albert Museum July 30 Fashion designer Lee Sang-bong cuts a normal yet singular figure in the high world of fashion. And he has been chosen to represent Korean fashion in London for the cultural program "All Eyes on Korea", which is also of great personal significance to him.
"The event in such a fashionable city means a lot to me since I was asked to give away my pottery works for a display at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) after a 2009 exhibition", said Lie during an interview with The Korea Times last month,...More
Korea's top 10 Designers come together! 2012/07/02, Source,
We've introduced you to some of Korea's best known designers like Lee Sang-bong (previous article) and Choi Bumsuk. Today I want to share exciting news about how 10 hip Korean designers collaborated on a project called 2012 Seoul's 10 Soul. This project, sponsored by the Korean government, aims to increase exposure of Korean design to the world.
Seoul's 10 Seoul has been held as an annual event for the past two years but now it's transforming from an ad hoc event into a long-term project. The designers will receivelong term support and have the freedom to be more creative. While some of the participating designers, like Choi Bumsuk and Steve J & Yoni P, are well known, many others are new rising stars looking to break into foreign markets, especially Europe,...More
Lee Sang-bong, the Designer that Links Old and New Generations 2012/06/02, Source, Lee Sang-bong is a designer who continuously strives to make something new out of something old. This has made him one of Korea's best known fashion designers and you may have seen his Hangul (Korean alpahbet) inspired designs.
While I speak and write Korean every day, it was a fresh surprise to see the characters of my own language adorning runway-worthy creations so beautifully,...More
Documenting 'hallyu' to ensure longevity 2012/05/22, Source,
Woo Jin-yung, director of the Korea Culture and Information Service
By Do Je-hae
The popularity of local culture, otherwise known as "hallyu", has brought along new challenges in promoting Korea to the outside world.
One of them is building online and offline database of hallyu, which the Korea Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), the state-run overseas PR agency, has started to embrace as key responsibilities,...More
Sustaining, expanding Korean wave 2012/05/14, Source,
Culture Minister Choe Kwang-shik talks about need to mix the old and new in Korean culture not only to maintain the popularity of"hallyu" or the Korean wave but as a way to reinterpret and update Korean culture during a recent Korea Times interview at this office in Seoul. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
By Do Je-hae Culture Minister Choe Kwang-shik recently handed out copies of "True Colors of Hallyu" (Maekyung Publishing) to all 700 officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on April 23. Since taking office in September 2011, Choe has placed the expansion of "hallyu", or the Korean wave, at the forefront of his agenda. By distributing this book, he wants to send a message; this is no time to be complacent about the partial success of hallyu,...More
Is Korean fashion next in the Korean Wave abroad? 2012/02/18, Source, More than 540 journalists and fashion buyers flocked to the fashion show Concept Korea Fall/Winter 2012 at The Stage at New York's Lincoln Center Friday to see fall and winter clothes by Korean designers. All seats were filled due to the unexpected large number of participants.
In its fifth year, the fashion show is organized by the Korean Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry to help Korean designers enter overseas markets,...More
Korean International Style Show in Tokyo Jan 25/26/27: Fashion and K-pop 2012/01/25, Source, Michel Lebon and Lee Jay Walker - Modern Tokyo Times
In Tokyo (http://www.mbcjapan.net/kiss/) the buzzing nature of Korean fashion and K-pop will be on show for three days starting on January 25. The "Korean wave" which is spreading internationally and growing in power in distant lands, will be on show in the ultra-modern city of Tokyo. Also, while the K-pop phenomena is internationally known because of the vibrancy of the younger generation in South Korea, this three day event will also focus on Korean fashion and show the buzzing nature of fashion in this nation which is rich in culture and history.
The event will be held at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in trendy Tokyo and this building is in walking distance of the amazing fashion district of Harajuku. Girls Award presents KISS (Korean International Style Show) and clearly everything is being prepared for a stunning fashion and K-pop event which will reverberate throughout Tokyo,...More
Top Designer to Design Postmen's Uniforms 2012/01/17, Source,
Designer Lee Sang-bong, who is notable for prints inspired by the Korean alphabet or Hangeul, will design the uniforms of 17,000 postmen nationwide. This is the first time that a top-notch designer is doing the job.
A Korea Post Office spokesman on Monday said, "Until now, uniforms for postmen have only focused on the functional aspect and have not been sophisticated in terms of design and color. We are currently negotiating details of the contract with Lee". He said the post office considers working with the designer "an honor".,...More
S. Korean Singer "G.NA" in NYC 2011/11/14, Source,
Korean-Canadian singer "G.NA" showed her near perfect body in a recent photoshoot held in New York City.
Gina Choi (최지나), better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Korean Canadian singer under Cube Entertainment, born on Sept. 13, 1987. She released her first mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010. She graduated from Fraser Heights Secondary School,...More
Fashion Sculpturist: Legacy of Lee Sang-bong 2011/09/16, Source, By Megan LaRussa
Lady Gaga. Beyonce. Rihanna. Beth Ditto. Just a few of the fashion forward celebrities that turn to one particular designer when seeking an over the top look that accentuates the female form beautifully.
Korean-born Lee Sang-bong is that designer. His collections are not only coveted by celebrities, but they are also utilized frequently in international editorial spreads. Magazines such as Collezioni, Elle, Korean Vogue, VIBE, and Spanish Glamour seek out his avant-garde pieces for shoots, as they are sure to make a statement every season. His diverse inspirations stem from Bauhaus Architecture, Korean folk painting, and French elegance. Lee has clearly taken both the Korean and international fashion world by storm with his imaginative looks that transcend time and place,...More
Concept Korea SS12 during New York Fashion Week 2011/09/14, Source,
Concept Korea SS12 was held in New York at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on 9th of September.
It was the official event of New York Fashion Week and started with fashion presentations from top 5 Korean designers such as Doho, Son Jung Wan, Steve J & Yoni P, Lee Sang-bong Paris, Resurrection. Lots of international media and fashion celebrities from the industry like Jay Bell, Simon Collins, J. Alexander etc. have attended,...More
Concept Korea SS12 will be held in New York 2011/09/07, Source, By KOCCA
Typical Korean fashion designers such as Lee Sang-bong, Do Ho, Ju Young Lee will introduce Korean fashion in New York on 9th of September through Concept Korea SS12, fashion collective.. They will have showrooms for buyers from 10th to 14th of September. The event will be held as a part of the official ceremony of New York Fashion Week,...More
Among the various factors that constitute human life, culture has the greatest capacity to nurture connections and exchange. One culture quickly absorbs the advantages of another culture and develops to integrate naturally into a large wave.
Stars to Come Out for Hallyuwood Start Festival 2008/05/27, Source, A star-studded event is planned for the Hallyuwood Start Festival, which celebrates the groundbreaking of Hallyuwood in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The festival is to be held on May 29th and some 20 entertainers are invited to mark the meaningful event.
The celebrities who will attend the festival,...More
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