NEW SPACE AROUND THE BODY: Emerging Korean Fashion Designers
February - 28 Feb February 2012 , Korean Cultural Centre UK
Korean Cultural Centre UK presents an exhibition that explores the new generation
of South Korean designers, whose works are characterised by humour, hypothetic
worlds and highly sculptural creations, almost appearing as a frame for the
body. Within explosions of colours, modern techniques, craft, and unexpected
fabric combinations, their work can be seen as a reconstruction of the constituted
ideal of beauty and non beauty, both on a visual, intellectual and philosophical
are Ara Jo, Juhee Han, Kathleen Kye, Minky Jaemin Ha, Minju Kim, Unbounded A
WE by Laykuni, Yoolhee Ko and Yeashin Kim.
are graduates from the prestigious fashion departments of the Royal Academy
of Fine Art, Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, Central Saint
Martin’s and the London Collage of Fashion. In a short space of time these
designers have already had high profile collaborations with figures such as
Lady Gaga along with features in Vogue, ELLE, Dazed and Confused and ID magazine.
by Ji Hye Hong and Sofia Hedman (independent fashion curator) this exhibition
is also part of the inaugural International Fashion Showcase, developed by the
British Council and British Fashion Council.
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