LONDON FASHION WEEK AW13 , Runway photography: Elise Rose

Comfy warm winter wear for J.JS Lee with pastel wools in lilac, mint and faded baby pinks. The AW13 collection was a celebration of innovative knitwear that is inspired by native African tribes.

The oversized A-line silhouette was used a lot in a very sophisticated way with a seamless finishing. The front and back hemlines of the skirts were of different lengths while the dresses were tucked in at the waist. The sleek black dresses really contrasted with the oversized T-shirt and jumpers to create a powerful play. And somehow she made turtlenecks look interesting again. The signature collars and shoes of the Korean born designer were absolutely as great as ever. The open oxfords were decorated with a hint of fabric complementing the looks. Beauty was minimal with sweet soft pink lips and straight hair.

Absolutely new were the bags, a capsule collection in collaboration with Minor Term. This entails a clutch, shoulder bag and backpack made from cow skin.


Resort 2012 collection


Sexual humorous

This collection explores narratives of sexual human body and addresses the question of palpable sensations that manifest from the sexual instinct of a human being and the range of sexiness from subtle to extreme.

Tae seok Kang

Visual Illusion Through Textile S/S 2013

Visual Illusion Through Textile S/S 2013

Visual Illusion Through Textile S/S 2013

Emily Seulki Uhm is a London based Korean designer. She was born in Seoul, Korea and educated in Chicago and London. She gained her BFA degree at The Arts Institute of Chicago in 2008, and MA at London College of Fashion in 2012.

Emily works and lives in London and Seoul. Her label, Emillium launched in 2013.

CRES. E. DIM directly refers to the musical terminology ‘crescendo e. diminuendo’ meaning to ‘become stronger’ then become softer.’ Designer HongBum Kim conveys these dynamics through the entirety of his collections as they play an integral role in his identity as an artist. Launching his line approximately two years ago, HongBum Kim’s CRES. E. DIM is fast becoming a reputable name among those in vogue. His pieces of art have already walked down New York, Tokyo, and Paris runways yet he says, “I’m still working hard to expand, especially to the UK.”

Staying true to his theme of Mother Nature, he states, “I transitioned the concept of my work from my previous ‘extreme weather’ collection to ‘secondary earth’ for fall/winter 2013. This time around, I used earth tones such as brown, black, and grey.” He respectively stays within the bounds of earthy tones by only incorporating an occasional color such a dark blue, maroon, or military green. The patterns on some pieces contain only slight blurs of color: never fine lines or shapes, as in nature.


Fashion Week Paris Fall Winter 2013-2014

A graduate of Esmod Seoul in 1992 JUUN.J has started his career as a designer for Chiffons. He was then named Creative Director for Club Monaco and NIX. In 1999, he launched his brand Lone Costume on the runway at Seoul Fashion Week. Since July 2007 JUUN. J has also been showing his collection in Paris, as part of the official calendar of Paris menswear. JUUN.J likes to create new silhouettes and garments with an overlapping of pieces creating a spectacular tension between them.


Runway photography: Carla Guler

“For AW13 I wanted to continue to explore the idea of protection that emerged in my AW12 Terra Nova collection which was inspired by Captain Scott’s final, fateful expedition to Antarctica. But for AW13, I wanted to inject a sense of romanticism and nostalgia and explore something more overtly feminine.

My starting point for the collection was Russia and the strong, dignified and proud women who kept their families together during the Russian revolution. For many it meant leaving everything behind and travelling across the ocean to America to give their children a better life. They brought with them their culture and customs and my AW13 collection re-imagines their traditional dress in a contemporary way.”

Born in Korea, Eudon Choi initially trained as a menswear designer in Seoul, acquiring an in-depth knowledge of tailoring techniques and a great eye for detail. He moved to London to attend the Royal College of Art’s MA in womenswear. Eudon worked as a womenswear designer for a few years before setting up his eponymous label in 2009. Eudon won the LYCRA®Style Emerging Talent Award at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards in New York in 2011 and debuted at LFW in February 2012 with his ‘Terra Nova’ collection.

Eudon Choi

‘See-through container’ COINONIA 2013 Spring/Summer collection


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