#NYFW Day 2: Concept Korea + NEMO!
First, IT’S NEMO THE SNOW MONSTAAHH! NEW YORK FASHION WEEK IS DOOMED! Someone actually wrote “Anna Wintour, can’t you stop this?” on twitter. I personally have begun circulating this image from LFW to confuse simple minds into thinking there are no roofs at Lincoln Center. How clever am I? Right, so moving on.
Concept Korea was last night—a very cool collective show featuring 5 Korean designers: Choiboko, Cres. DE Dim., Kye, Lie Sang Bong, and Son Jung Wan. Each designer boasts a rap sheet of intense accomplishments and successfully translated unique forward-thinking viewpoints into mini-collections.
“Fashion does not dress the body but dress the soul. CHOIBOKO considers a social role of fashion with interests in human beings and nature in a philosophical point of view. The inspirations have always come from daily life such as people, society and nature. His hidden message has expressed in a surrealistic way by transforming ordinary nature into something glamorous and modern.”
“In the musical term crescendo e diminuendo’, ‘CRES’ means “getting gradually louder”, and “DIM” means “getting gradually softer”. Thus, Hongbum Kim applied this theory into his fashion identity and philosphy. His fashion philosophy is “to make it look like the naturally flowing river by making a shape, cutting, and putting color on it.”
SON JUNG WAN
“SON JUNG WAN creates practical, compact and sleek silhouettes, through minimalism that is adjusted to New York’s taste and sensibility. You’ll find romantic, retro, and glam look by high quality fabrics, which give lightness and a feminine mood with romantic color palettes.”
Lie sang bong
“Invention and reinvention of fusing culture with art, creating something new with architectural elements. The collection combines a unique volume and form using geometric shapes of the human body, with an energized flare.”
My personal favorite was Kye, who’s been on the scene for just three years. She infuses a fashion-art concept into playful, bold clothing with graphic prints and hints of streetwear influence.
“Fun-loving fashion designing and products. Extraordinary fashion concepts and shapes. Eventually, Kye strives to render fashion art products.”
And what full day of fashion madness is complete without an after party? We danced the night away in the LES… which is why I slept through a show this morning. Tsk tsk!
Tonight, we brave the storm to celebrate Chinese New Year carnival-style at Balkan de Janeiro! But first, we trudge back to the tents for a 9PM date with ParkChoonMoo. Hopefully I can find an umbrella.