Koreans shine in London College of Fashion MA show

Young Li Lee's collection

The stars of the fashion world were out in force at the V&A last Thursday to witness the catwalk show for the London College of Fashion MA candidates. A quick name-check of the fashion students taking the MA this year indicates a fair number of Koreans. Two of the highest profile students in the LCF catwalk show were Korean: highly commended for the Collection of the Year was Young-li Lee, while the designs to catch the eye of the Evening Standard were the bold colours of Soo-youn Seo (below).

From the London College of Fashion site:

“Soo-youn’s inspiration comes from ‘Decalcomania’ which is simply a perfected form of a well-known children’s game, the ‘blotting’ game. When they are pressing and then unfold agai,absence of order is made by chance. With this decalcomania, absence of order is newly reconstructed around woman’s body.Throughout playing decalcomania with garment , innovative pattern cutting is balanced between structural silhouette and soft draping. One colour is used for only one outfit. It means each outfit has their own colour. It is purely to focus on the pattern cutting and silhouette. Black and white is excluded in this collection. In the collection, these are factors caused disorder, which are fabrics, colours and impression which from different kinds of fabrics meet in same colour.”

Soo Youn Seo
From the collection of Soo-youn Seo

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