A late addition to the Tiger is Coming programme: a launch event for Fiona Bae’s book timed to coincide with the new V&A Hallyu exhibition. Rob Bound will be a well-informed interviewer as Monocle has had more than half an eye on Korea for many years; and in 2012 Rob interviewed LKL’s editor and Traditional Korean Medicine expert for Monocle Radio, broadcasting from Team Korea House during the London Olympics.
Tiger is Coming: Make, Break, Remix
Join us for an exclusive Q&A with author Fiona Bae in conversation with Robert Bound, Senior Correspondent at Monocle, to mark the launch of her new book Make, Break, Remix: The Rise of K-Style, a bold, stylish look at the global rise of Korean culture and style in the words and images of those shaping and living it.
Seoul-raised and London-based, Fiona Bae is passionate about bridging Korea with the rest of the world. She consults with talented artists, architects, and designers.
About the book
K-pop, K-fashion, K-drama, K-beauty: over the last decade, K-style has exploded onto the global scene. What is behind this phenomenon? Where does K-Style go from here? Make, Break, Remix: The Rise of K-Style makes no attempt to define or categorize, instead celebrating the eclectic, multi-faceted nature of K-Style and its home city of Seoul.
Through interviews with eighteen tastemakers who are shaping K-style across creative sectors, from 1Million Studio’s Lia Kim to rock band leader Hwang Soyoon, world famous tattooist Doy to Asia’s leading designer Teo Yang, Fiona Bae tells untold stories from true insiders, exploring a sense of identity in their work, how living in Seoul affects them and their creative output, and the decade of changes that has brought about the current K-style. Interwoven with these texts, five distinct photo-essays from celebrated photographer less_TAEKYUN KIM (recent credits including Vogue Korea, GQ Korea, i-D Korea) capture the vibrant energy of Seoul’s streets and the incredible style of its youth.