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Title rt inspired by life: Models walk down the runway in gun holster belts and hoodies covered with viole
Date 2018-10-08



One brand added controversy to its runway as it unveiled models wearing gun holster-style belts and violent imagery on hoodies for the New York Fashion Week show.

Concept Korea is biannual government-sponsored fashion show created to give Korean designers a platform outside of their country. On Friday, the group promoted two young designers — LIE and IISE — to feature their collections for the public on one of fashion's most important stages.

For its debut collection, IISE was inspired by the animosity between police and protesters in Korea.

Violent: Concept Korea unveiled two new young designers for its fashion show on Friday during New York Fashion Week

Violent: Concept Korea unveiled two new young designers for its fashion show on Friday during New York Fashion Week

Inspired: One designer, IISE, sought inspiration for its designs from the protests in Korea between police and protesters

Imagery: The designers debuted gun holster-style accessories as a message about the protests

Imagery: The designers debuted gun holster-style accessories as a message about the protests

Stark: One model appeared on the runway in a hoodie that showed a violent image of protests across the fabric

Stark: One model appeared on the runway in a hoodie that showed a violent image of protests across the fabric

'We have personally witnessed the dynamic between riot police and civilian protestors, reminding us that the world’s progress from dictatorship to diplomacy was built by protest,' the designers wrote ahead of the fashion show.

'That commute, and this collection, is a reminder that protest is not a sign of complication; it’s a sign of community.'  

Model after model walked down the runway with gun holster-style accessories slung across their backs to represent the violent protests.  

The message was taken one step further when a model stepped out in a hoodie that featured violent imagery of a protest across the fabric.

LIE's Summer 2019 collection, on the other hand, was inspired by 'Amelia Earhart's confidence and energetic image'.

Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and has been a constant source of inspiration for artists and designers because of her groundbreaking symbolism.  

Monumental: The other young designer, LIE's, created their design after Amelia Earhart

Colorful: LIE's Summer 2019 collection was inspired by 'Amelia Earhart's confidence and energetic image'.

Colorful: LIE's Summer 2019 collection was inspired by 'Amelia Earhart's confidence and energetic image'.

Bright: Amelia Earhart was an inspiration to the brand because of how groundbreaking the female was to be the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Bright: Amelia Earhart was an inspiration to the brand because of how groundbreaking the female was to be the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Chic: The collection combined both bright and soft colors for the fashion show

'This collection consists of a mix of athleisure wear and tailored looks that create LIE’s signature look,' the brand advertised ahead of the fashion show.

'Bold and soft colors are used defining freedom and comfort to a new journey.'  

The mix of both bright colors and earth tones collided well together as each model made their journey down the runway.

Concept Korea is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea and organized by Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).

Its goal is to inform others about overseas fashion and inspire other designers to work towards earning a spot in New York Fashion Week.

The provocative catwalk show comes less than 24 hours after Melbourne-based brand Discount Universe sent models down the catwalk in an array of feminist designs proudly emblazoned with insults and slurs that are so often hurled at women.  

'Whore', 'bimbo', 'mindf***', and 'hysterical' were all featured on the clothing and accessories, while other designs featured phrases like, 'Not your baby' and, 'Not for sale'.  

Stylish: 'This collection consists of a mix of athleisure wear and tailored looks that create LIE’s signature look,' the brand advertised ahead of the fashion show.

Important: Concept Korea is a biannual fashion show that helps designers in Korea make their mark on one of fashion's most iconic stages

Important: Concept Korea is a biannual fashion show that helps designers in Korea make their mark on one of fashion's most iconic stages

Sleek: The show hopes to inform people about oversees designers and their collections

Sleek: The show hopes to inform people about oversees designers and their collections

https://www.elle.com.tr/moda/moda-haberleri/concept-korea-ilkbahar-2019-defilesi


 
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