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AT&D’s Best Korean Designers and Architect of 2012

2012 was a fantastic and memorable year for Korean designers. With the rise of K-pop and Korean culture, more people are now aware of Korean design and that’s why today I will introduce AT&D’s Best Korean Designers and Architect of 2012.

Choi Bum Suk

Are you a fan of Kim Hyun Joong from K-pop boy group SS501? Then perhaps you’ve heard of the clothing brand General Idea by Choi Bum Suk. Apparently, the K-pop star adores this brand.

Choi Bum Suk is a talented designer known as the first to launch his own brand for Printemps Paris, one of the most prominent department stores in the world. As we mentioned in our blog post, he also produced a great deal of collaborative work and these products usually grabbed the spotlight. Check out your nearby mall or department store to see whether they carry his clothes!

Lie Sang Bong

Lie Sang Bong is one of the most beloved Korean designers of all time. The AT&D team wrote a blog post on how he works as a bridge among old and new generations and how people admire his garments regardless of gender or age.

He continuously strives to come up with new creations inspired by old things such as making clothing using Hangul (the Korean alphabet). Perhaps that’s why his clothes are loved by many Korean celebrities including Kim Yuna, the famed gold medalist figure skater.

The motif of his recent 2013 spring/summer collection comes from the image of a butterfly and is just stunning! Check out the images below.

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Kyu Song Woo

While Boston itself is a beautiful and historic city, Harvard is known to have a remarkable campus. At the start of this year, Harvard University’s newest residential building won the Harleston Parker Medal for 2011 as “the single most beautiful building or other structure”. This building was designed by Boston-based Korean architect Kyu-Sung Woo who made this building with the objective of creating a place where students feel comfortable socializing.

The result is simply impressive!

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About the author by Sophie Choi

Born in Korea and raised on three different continents, I have always been enthusiastic to share the uniqueness of Korean culture and design. On top of that, the advanced level of Korean technology makes me proud to call myself Korean and motivates me to spread technology related news to more people around the world. The list of things I like (and like to do) is endless: Shopping, Gummy jellies, Lilies... and it goes on

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  • JoseAnt.EstevTejeda.

    HOW WONDERFUL, especially for those students in the campus designed by the architect Kyu Song Woo, a lot of respect for him as an architecture student.