Exhibition visit: Nick Bonner’s Made in North Korea

When one thinks of North Korean graphic art, images of strident anti-American propaganda posters spring to mind. Fortunately, and in the current climate of reduced tension on the peninsula, the posters that greeted you in the first room of Nick Bonner’s exhibition at the House of Illustration focused less on stirring up national hatred against […]

K-Beauty pop-up store @Westfield White City

Get ready for the cold and dry weather with a wide range of Korean beauty products at q pop-up store at Westfield: K-beauty Pop-up Store Westfield London | Ariel Way | White City | London W12 7GF 29th October – 4th November 2018 More information: www.facebook.com/events/2122216008031956/ The pop-up store will be located on the ground […]

Korean designers at London Design Festival

The London Design Festival is coming up in the middle of September, with 100% Design at Olympia in West London and Tent London in the East End. I’ve only managed to identify one Korean designer at Olympia (and I hope someone in the UK decides to stock their brassware). But there are plenty at Tent […]

Interview with Rejina Pyo in Korea JoongAng Daily

There’s a nice feature on London-based designer Rejina Pyo in the Korea JoongAng Daily. Pyo’s work particularly caught our eye in the February 2014 London Fashion Week. Here’s a quote from the interview: I want to design clothes that my friends tell me are gorgeous, rather than the glamorous dresses that celebrities like to wear. […]

Korean designers at London Design Fair

Am I the only one confused about the branding of the design shows held in London at the end of September, and dismayed at the uselessness of their web designers? The branders seem to have decided that bunch of shows that have been around for a while should be gathered together under the heading of […]

Korean designers at London Fashion Week and Int’l Fashion Showcase

Once again there was strong Korean representation at London Fashion Week. As at previous events, Eudon Choi and Jackie JS Lee had catwalk shows, and this time they were joined by Korean-Canadian Edeline Lee. All three were represented in the Designer Showrooms, along with J.Won, Moon Lee Artwear, shoe designer Kim Kwang and the Korean-New […]

The folding plug makes it on to the high street

Seen in Maplins Canary Wharf branch yestserday: The electrical and gadget retailer is stocking the folding plug designed by Choi Min-kyu. Fantastic news that the product has made it onto the high street. We first noticed the idea back in 2009, and saw the next iteration in 2013. Looking at the elegant USB chargers I […]

Event news: South Korea at London Design Biennale 2016

The first London Design Biennale opened yesterday at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating. Nations from six continents present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design. South Korea is present with a project which explores the famous 1447 AD painting by An Gyeong, Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom […]

Event news: Architecture Arttalk at the KCC, 2 June

The next of the KCC’s Arttalks coincides with the London Festival of Architecture, which runs from 1–30 June: ARTTALK: Architecture and the Evolving “COMMONS” – London and Seoul In collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture and Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 Thursday 2 June 2016 KCCUK, 16.00–20.00 Please RSVP to: info@KCCUK.org.uk / […]

“How Korea became fashion’s new fraternity”

Tonight’s Evening Standard page 27. I know I’m going to sound my age here but anyway… Dara from 2NE1 (right) looks fine. But would any of you turn up to an event looking like G-Dragon (Big Bang) or CL (2NE1)? If anyone’s interested in reading it, it’s a brief puff piece on how Koreans are […]

Exhibition news: Print Matters — KCCUK’s contribution to London Fashion Week

As in previous years, the KCCUK is hosting an exhibition that coincides with London Fashion Week and the International Fashion Showcase: Print Matters 15 February 2016 – 24 March 2016 Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Free Admission Private View: 15 February, 18:30-20:30pm ‘Brand Korea’ – Panel Discussion. 22nd February […]

Event news: Fashion Korea Pop-up Store

Your chance to pick up some Korean fashion at bargain prices. A few familiar names here from the London Fashion Week catwalks. Fashion Korea Pop-Up Store / Showcase Date : 20th Nov – 25th Nov 2015 Location : 22 Calvert Avenue | London E2 7JP | calvert22.org | [Map] Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 17:00 […]