NYFW [DAY 2] WHILE WORKING FULL-TIME
09/07/2019, OUTFITS, NYFW
EDGY. WHEN I THINK OF CONCEPT KOREA I THINK EDGY. FEATURING UP AND COMING KOREAN DESIGNERS: LIE - 이청청 IISE - 김인태, 김인규 LEYII - 이승희 GAVE US ALL A SNEAK PEEK INTO KOREA’S INTERPRETATION OF DESIGN. LET’S JUST SAY IT WILL BE INSPIRING MY NY OUTFITS THIS YEAR.
“Inspired by UNESCO’s cultural heritage of humanity, LIE’s S/S 2020 collection draws inspiration from ‘Haenyeo’, who are female ocean divers indigenous and unique to the South Korean province of Jeju Island.”
What I love about Concept Korea, similar to my ICY Dynasty post, is it is a fashion show aimed to helping emerging designers. The shows allow them to promote outside of Korea, in New York - the fashion capital. The young breakout designers featured were: LIE, IISE, and LEYII, with very artistic approaches to their designs.
LIE (Life is Expression) approached everyday wear with a twist, adding in their own innovative design elements and various fabric highlights, creating a truly unique collection. IISE with a street interpretation of Korean heritage, each piece made in Seoul. The concept of “Chaebol”, specific to South Korea, represents a family owned companies, with their design approach to modern uniforms for these fictional companies in the IISE world with a combination of Korean fabrics, techniques, and a mix of modern and traditional design aesthetics. LEYII contemporary brand focusing on women’s femininity, labeled “blossoming flower” Blossoming Love. There is a synergy between the beauty of blooming flowers and a woman on the cusp of falling in love. The collection displays parallels between an adolescent flower that is on the brink of full bloom and a woman experiencing the titillating sensation of a looming love.
Even though I didn’t experience this show myself, I was happy my cousin went on her own. I know it can be quite challenging to try new things, like attend a NYFW show alone, but she ended up loving the experience. With a collection this beautiful, how could you not! - she did mention the performance and intros to each collection was amazing.