The first night of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Concept Korea kicked off the night with some very explosive pieces including abstract handbags, heavy leather accents and a hat that light up the night, LITERALLY! It showcased many bold prints, patterns, bold colors and gave viewers several concepts to grasp while watching the show! The theme of this seasons runway show was “Rhythm of Korea” where each designer picked ten pieces to showcase.
Concept Korea is a compilation of several designers and each season new designers are picked to showcase this bi-annual show. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection designers selected was: KYE by Kathleen Hanhee Kye, CHOIBOKO by Choi Bo Ko, CRES. E. DIEM by Hongbum Kim, LIE SANG BONG by Lie Sang Bong and SON JUNG WAN by Son Jung wan. Each designer brings their own flair to each piece that ripped the runway. This show is dedicated to “promote and assist Korean designers break into the US Fashion Industry.” However, with their fall 2013 pieces that was showcased tonight these designers should have no problem.
Concept Korea gave us a taste of their collections with warm burgundy’s, olive tones, blacks, and browns, all the colors you expect to see in the fall. However, they kept viewers on their toes with their bright yellows, the use of multiple colors in one piece; head to toe patterns, powder blue fur coats, shaped leather skirts and large graffiti prints all over some of their pieces. (Street grunge has made its way to the runway in a very classy way.)
Each outfit and designer made a big statement for the fall. The designer’s outfits are for women straight out of college to into their forties. Their pieces are for the sexy/chic New Yorker to the downtown girl. Concept Korea captured youth, edge, class and elegance without it being stuffy or to over the top!