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
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