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Korean Designers That You Need To Know


Right after beauty, fashion comes right hot on the heels in Korea and since Seoul Fashion Week just went by, we decided to round up a short list of Korean Designers that you should know about!

Ti:baeg is an emerging fun fashion label that focuses on sustainability, founded by designer Eunae Cho.A. The brand has gained recognition for their contemporary designs through their distinctive and quirky graphic prints and witty craft. If you are huge on fun graphic prints, Ti:baeg is right up your alley.

Vleeda was created in mind by fashion designer and artist – Daeun Lee to showcase artwork on fabrics. The notion behind this label is to provide wearable art designs infused with femininity to the market. You can expect to find a variety of feminine pieces with cascading ruffles and ribbon details at Vleeda.

Doucan positions itself as a brand that rejuvenates and combines nature, history. art and culture with fashion through exquisite handmade designs and elaborated illustrations. A visit to the website shows a wide array of bold graphic prints on their apparels. It is safe to say that Doucan is all about making a statement.

A relatively new label fresh in the industry, Romanchic (Romantic + Chic) was founded by designer Choi Hye Jung in 2015. The label is presented as a contemporary and minimalist brand with a focal point on feminine mood and modern silhouettes in their designs.

A brother-sister duo, Chung Chung Lee and Nana Lee is the brainchild behind the brand – LIE. Geometric patterns, sculptural shapes, proportion, and texture accompanied by intricate details and tailoring is evident in each collection.

A relaunched version of formerly long-established label – KIOK. The Gang is currently handled by Kiok’s daughters, Crayon Lee and Coco.J Lee. The label is made for the best-dressed kids in town and are known for their denim looks – ideal for people who are looking to invest in good denim pieces.

D-Antidote collaborated with FILA for their SS19 collection and featured neon colours inspired from BEAT (a South Korean 1997 movie) and centralized on ’90s fashion and sportswear history. Over-sized features and printed logos reflect the ‘90s era and up to date style element was incorporated to give an overall contemporary look. D-Antidote is the superb brand for all street wear lovers!

Kimmy J juxtaposes street wear with classic items with clean silhouettes and sophistication. Kimmy J’s designer, Heejin Kim uses the label as a way to express her visualization and art direction through her clothing pieces. You would be able to find classic fashion pieces upgraded with unique details with an edge here.

Share with us your favourite Korean designers, we’d love to be on the lookout for more! 🙂

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