Korea’s top 10 Designers come together!
We’ve introduced you to some of Korea’s best known designers like Lie Sang Bong 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.
These designers will participate in Paris Fashion Week and showcase their work at government-funded showrooms in Paris and Milan. Designers will also benefit from access to marketing, public relations and sales strategy consultants, helping strengthen their labels.
Below are some of the designs from Steve J & Yoni P and Lee Suk-tae. I am excited to see these fabulous designs winning the hearts of Europeans!
Steve J & Yoni P S/S 2010 (Photo Credit Vogue UK)
Lee Suk Tae F/W 2012 (Photo Credit INAPADcom)