Apr 11, 2012 08:05 AM EDT
Staged in the site of the 1988 Olympic Games, the Seoul Fashion Week came to an end on a very positive note.
The event showcased more than 30 runway shows in four days and each has an impressive broad range of themes. The city's modern infrastructure where the shows were held did justice to the event. This Seoul Fashion Week was said to be based on Concept Korea, a presentation presented during the New York Fashion week. The local designers managed to grab the attention of many and demanded people to take special notice of them this Fall. Their range of designs and collections was at par with displays during a Paris or Milan Fashion Fiesta.
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South Korea's most honoured designer, Lie Sang Bong combined Seoul's dula love for high-spirited humour and dark futurism with a pebbled stone motif embroidered upon sheer dresses and wildly shaggy tie-dyed fur. The use of padded protection proved to be essential as nearly every show featured a spin on the puffer jacket.
Apart for this, graduates from Central Saint Martin, duo J Koo, Jinwoo Choi and Yeonjoo Koo presented their version on the trend on quilted skirt suits which stood at par with their excellent debut of tailored street wear.
The very famous and loved-by-all, design partners Steve J and Yoni P also went edgy with cushioned patent leather sweatshirts in homage to the spacesuits that inspired their collection.
The glamorous week came to an end with several local brands poising for greater recognition.
Husband-and-wife team Andy & Debb made the leap via hourglass wool dresses and beautifully distressed brocade pantsuits, while Kaal E. Suktae, already stocked by New York's Seven boutique, pushed into the future with slick holographic color blocking. Currently based in Paris, Vassilly designer Jaehwan Lee brought a dash of European classicism back home, interpreting Rococo art as appliqué crests and exploded scarf prints.
Even Seoul's typically gothic designers like Park Choon Moo embraced a softer silhouette, choosing languid pajamas instead of last season's aggressive noir fetishism.
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