IMPORTED WITH LOVE: CONCEPT KOREA SS14
FROM CONCEPT TO RUNWAY
From YouTube sensation PSY to high graphic JUUN.J sweaters, we, as a society, are compulsively obsessed with Korea's explosive and visually-provoking fashion culture. The same could be said about my two favorite collections, KAALE|SUKTAE and Big Park by PARK YOUN SOO, at this year's Concept Korea show. Concept Korea is a collective fashion show funded by the South Korean government in hopes of providing maximum exposure for rising, Korean designers in the US market and beyond -- it's a remarkable opportunity that encompasses an exceptionally produced show at The Stage in the Lincoln Center as well as public relations and sales representation.
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but I can totally see the above pieces sold at OAK, SSENSE or Opening Ceremony solely based on the voluminous proportions, play on patterns and textures and quality garment construction. Oh and the shoes, particularly the lustrous sandals -- I'll wear those in a heartbeat!