That’s right! We’re live blogging it for you, each and every show, in both Korean and English on Twitter. Follow “feetmanseoul” on Twitter to get the scoop.
Seoul Fashion Week starts this Friday and goes until the following Thursday. Here’s an English-language list of all the shows for you, since their official site is funny and doesn’t play well with anything other than Explorer, it seems.
Of note are people such as Lee Juyoung, who jumped into the spotlight when Lady Gaga purposely mugged for the camera with Lee’s “Resurrection” brand labels at a red carpet event last year. The Black-Eyed Peas picked her up to be their official designer for their tours. Her show is a mainstay of SFW and not to be missed, if possible.
Lee Doii is a new media favorite here and in France, and has a trademark style that tends to go from colorful to gaudy, as she tried to convey a sense of girlishness and fun in her collections. Her show is also usually a sight to be seen.
Ye Ranji is a western fashion media darling, because her stark-yet-feminine look is unique and truly artistic. Her brand and inspiration — the Centaur — brings together wearable fashion and “the Orient” in a really smart way. Her shows, ever since she gave her first major one 4 seasons ago, are known as ones not to be missed.
Personal favorites in the hanbok section are Jung Jun Hong and Lee Young Hee, the latter of whom is considered the greatest living hanbok designer. And her stuff is smoking, every season. It’s one of the classiest shows of the season, consistently. She really does hanboks like they should be done — who knew hanbok style was still evolving, and evolving quite stylishly? The former, designer Jung, has a more modern take on the hanboks and always has some of the most colorful shows out there.
Other major designers of note/shows to see from the schedule (several of whom might even be preferred over the ones I’ve highlighted here, but this is all subjective, anyway) are Dominic’s Way, Beyond Closet, Andy&Debb, Fahrenheit Homme, IMseonoc, Steve & Yoni P., Lie Sang Bong, Kwak Hyun Joo, Miss Gee Collection.
Any of those mentioned should be good shows. Check out the schedule. There is not technically any special arrangements for foreigners to easily purchase tickets online (usually done through Interpark), but you can also get them the day of the show, or have your Korean friend do it for you. ‘Fraid the city hasn’t improved the usability of the ticket buying system.
We’ll be live blogging each and every show — the entire event — in Korean and English via Twitter. Follow the name “feetmanseoul” and you’ll get more information on Korean fashion than you ever thought you’d want!