There is the designer and his team bowing for the finale. I loved the lights and all, but it was pretty distracting to focus on the apparel, but I was able to spot some pretty cute shoes matched with the outfits!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Fashion Show Flashback: KUHO
It's pretty tough for Korean designers to make it in Korea...because there is an huge upward trending of customers seeking only international brands. Even in department stores where one or two floors used to be dedicated to domestic designers, are now crammed into one "event" space (like Hyundai). Other high-end Korean brands for young women that have been successful include TIME and MINE. KUHO has risen to popularity in Korea pretty quickly and now has a pretty much stable client base. The designer is Kuho Jung, and he did some of his studies at Parsons before he opened up his first boutique, but his label is now part of the conglomerate Samsung's Jaeil Mojik. I would say his designs are architectural and minimalist, favoring monochromatic ensembles.