Two Korean T-shirts

How do you show off your affiliation with Korea through what you wear? For women, a nice silk scarf – though inevitably this restricts you to formal wear and non-summer months. For men, maybe an understated way is through your necktie – but who wears ties nowadays? Plenty of ties and scarves are available in […]

The Fashion of the Korean Street

If I was in Seoul this weekend I’d be heading off to the show of street photography by Michael Hurt of FeetManSeoul and Scribblings of the Metropolitician: The Fashion of the Korean Street Time: 27 April at 12:00 – 29 April at 21:00 Location: Cafe Bene in Chungmuro (Chungmuro Station, Exit #5) Opening Reception from […]

Rain Rain, Come Again

Bella Frey gets star-struck. And who can blame her? Rain in London in January, nothing unusual there. However Rain, as in Jung Ji-hoon, South Korea’s delightfully handsome mega pop star and actor, in London is definitely a once in a blue moon event. As soon as the news hit Facebook that he would be here […]

Blazers make big impact on London Fashion Week catwalk

Striking over-sized suit jackets stole the limelight at Vauxhall Fashion Scout as Kingston University MA fashion student Eunjin Oh revealed her latest womenswear range. The 25-year-old designer’s London Fashion Week collection entitled ‘A woman confined’ was inspired by a startling image she saw in a book by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, who’s work challenges stereotypes […]

RIP Andre Kim

RIP Fashion designer Andre Kim. Died on 12 August 2010, aged 75. Kim became the first Korean to show a collection in Paris, and later years saw him present his spectaculars at the pyramids in Egypt and at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. In 1992, the International Olympic Committee invited him to hold a fashion show […]

Fashion & Passion: Knitting Design at the KCC

News of an unusual exhibition at the KCC, starting today: The 12th KSKD Knit Invitational Exhibition 2010: “Fashion & Passion”, 26th July – 31st July 2010 at the Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK. KSKD stands for Korean Society of Knitting Design which aims to encourage access to knitwear design trends in various different ways. KSKD […]