Funky or classy, Seoul Fashion Week shines 2013/10/27, Source,
From left: Steve J & Yoni P, pushBUTTON, MUNSOO KWON, The Studio K, Leyii.
Two very different trends dominated the 2014 spring and summer Seoul Fashion Week, which comes to an end today at the IFC Seoul on Yeouido, western Seoul. In response to Korea's lingering economic malaise, some designers went practical. But others responded by going bold and funky, adding twists to classical styles and walking a fine line between street fashion and haute couture. Of the 80 labels to present their latest, probably the most popular was Steve J & Yoni P, a duo who tweaked sports jerseys, turning them into dresses, T-shirts and more. They also added neon colors to camouflage patterns, creating bright, exciting styles,...More
Korea ups its game as fashionistas look East 2013/05/25, Source,
From left: Raoul, CH Carolina Herrera, KAAL E.SUKTAE and Deuxy.
SINGAPORE - First launched four years ago with the tag line "Asia's leading fashion hub", Asia Fashion Exchange (AFX), now in its fourth year, seems to be heading in the right direction. Famed Western designers including Carolina Herrera, Hussein Chalayan and Collette Dinnigan presented their 2013 fall and winter collections and talked about their sources of inspiration and childhood memories at numerous forums while rising Asian brands like Raoul (Singapore) and KAAL E.SUKTAE (Korea) had a chance to expose their creations to hundreds of buyers and the media during the fashion festival from May 13 to 19. Along with the Audi Fashion Festival in which Herrera, Chalayan and other fashion moguls presented their upmarket collections, the fashion event, sponsored partly by the Singaporean government and Audi Singapore, also included Blueprint, a trade show for up-and-coming designers in Asia; Audi Star Creation, a fashion design competition to discover fashion talent in Asia; and the Asia Fashion Summit, a three-day fashion conference,...More
Keeping it simple, dark 2012/04/08, Source,
A model at Steve J and Yoni P collection; the show garnered much interest and praise at Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Seoul Fashion Week that took place in Jamsil, Seoul, Wendesday. / Courtesy of Bridge Company
By Noh Hyun-gi Dark hues, clean silhouettes and wedge ankle boots dominated the runway for the women's wear collection at Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Seoul Fashion Week. Famed designer Lie Sang-bong sent out models with their face painted in brown, starting the day at Peace Square at Olympic Park in Jamsil, Seoul, Wednesday. And trends that have been selling at department stores - leather rimmed trench coats, quilted jackets- were spotted often. Fashion Take-Off designers such as Lee Seung-hee, Hong Hye-jin, and funky duo Steve Jung and Yoni Pai provided the main highlights. Fashion Take-Off is a business-oriented selection of promising designers to present to buyers and press only,...More
'Sacheon-ga' interprets Brecht through pansori 2011/10/26, Source,
"It is practically impossible to live nicely. I am too fat to get a job, not even part-time. Per capita income of the nation is $20,000, but I am still hungry. There are many unsold apartments, but I do not have a place to lay my body down. I want to live nicely, but how could I do so in this expensive world", a "sorikkun", or narrative singer recites in a rhythmical tone,...More
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