You can call Seoul, a fashion city because, it’s common to sight Korea’s millennials all preened up and rakish, even on normal days. Beauty and fashion are at the core of Korea’s culture. So, it is not surprising to witness the Seoul Fashion Week thrive over the past years, and gradually gaining international attention.
Seoul Fashion Week is leaping, though not to the levels of New York, London and Paris Fashion Weeks, as yet. The fact that it is enjoying a global appeal shows how progressive the movement have been. Inspired by most of the K-Pop sensation and other pop-culture exports, Korea’s emerging fashion streaks will be a force to reckon.
Hence, K-fashion (Korean Fashion), as I see it will be the next K-Wave export as the Seoul Fashion Week continue to reveal the most freakish street style fashion, year after year.
The trends are unique, eccentric, and very different from what pertains across Asia. It is freestyle. No boundaries are associated with the styles. The colors pop. The styling is unmatched.
These and more were captured at the 2017 Seoul Fashion Week, which was held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) from 27th March to 1st April. The 6-day event is the ‘who-is-who’ of K-Fashion trend.
There was a runway session with top Korean and international models killing it in eclectic designs from top Korean and international fashion connoisseurs but, it was more fun outside to capture the streetwear models. It was a mix of Koreans, expats and amateur models flaunting their self-styled costumes, at the beck of photographers.
It was a mix of Koreans, expats and amateur models flaunting their self-styled costumes, at the beck of photographers.
If you are trendy and a fashion devil, Seoul Fashion Week is a not-to-miss event in Korea. Held twice every year – April and October, it is an avenue to clamor for attention and derive weird, bespoke, vintage, and preppy Korean fashion inspiration.
Mind you, street fashion models are all about gaining the desired attention. Your style must be a standout or outstanding, simple. Fashionistas included kids, males, females and even some oldies.
Your style must be a standout or outstanding, simple.
Well, I was also caught on cameras, when I showed up on the walkways donning my colorful Kente (Ghanaian Traditional cloth) fugu over Jeans and fashion handbag. In all, it was fun and can’t wait for the October edition.
If you missed the first edition of the year, see all the photos I was able to capture.