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Concept Korea is described as a “global fashion project” that is now celebrating it’s eighth season. These shows are supported by the Korean government in order to publicize Korea’s fashion culture to the international market while helping Korean designers gain attention on a more global scale.
This year’s show featured four brands who showcased their unique talents and collections. One collection from Big Park by Park Youn Soo in particular drew inspiration from a folk art image of a phoenix and this colorful motif was stitched on pieces such as jackets, dresses and shorts. Each collection succeeded in getting large rounds of applause from the audience and everyone walked away with a better understanding of what Korea has to offer in the world of design.
Fashion Shenzhen is a platform that showcases leading designers hailing from China’s third largest city, Shenzhen. Presented during New York Fashion Week, the presentation involved installations and pop up boutiques from 15 international designers whose collections ranged from preppy polo looks to evening wear gowns that would be readily adopted into many American closets. Showing in New York helps these designers reach a larger, more international market and as the saying goes, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.