#NYFW: Concept Korea SS 2014
Show: Concept Korea Spring/Summer 2014
Inspiration: The Concept Korea project is an initiative led by the Korean government to expand global recognition of rising Korean designers. This season, the production at Lincoln Center’s Stage featured showcases from four designers.
- The Kaal E. Suktae collection was inspired by the Bible phrase, “The stone the builder rejected has become the corner stone (Psalms 118:22).”
- ChoiBoKo Spring/Summer 2014 drew directly from Arirang Punk elements, using exaggerated colors and patterns.
- Beyond Closet took influence from the “everyday views of men working out in gyms.”
- Big Park drew inspiration from a folk art painting depicting a free moving phoenix, juxtaposed against another painting with an inverted perspective of a bookshelf.
Makeup: Aveda; Nails: Myrdith Leon-McCormack using m2m damorejon; Styling: Don Sumada
What We Thought:
We were totally entranced by the introduction to each individual collection within the Concept Korea Spring 2014 show, a wondrous digital display that played with custom animation and lights in a way we didn’t see at any other show this season (and the music pairings were right on).
First up: Kaal E. Suktae kicked things off with lots of pleated detailing and an emphasis on black and white, with the show opening with a stark, structural white ensemble. Choiboko then took us for a spin with its punk rock inspired pieces, complete with big, neon puffs of hair on each of the models and edgy denim stitched in throughout the collection. We also were admirers of the shoes.
Beyond Closet brought out a dapper menswear collection featuring a variation of preppy shades and classic argyle patterns. The show closed with Big Park‘s different take on pleating, adding pastel pink, leather, and dramatic geometric prints into the mix and stunning phoenix prints.