Seoul Fashion Week Highlights by Pek Lay Peng, Founder, SocietyA
Nov 23 2015
SocietyA discovers more Korean designers this Seoul Fashion Week for SS16. We have followed emerging designers such as Ti:Baeg from her SS15 Overlap Collection to her SS16 Tea Party. Eunae Cho continues to warm our hearts just like her label. Never old, always refreshing. The fabrics used in this season are largely tissue polyester, cotton and silk, bringing about the softness and inviting allure of a well blended tea.
Designer Eunae-Cho and her baby girl
Ti:Baeg fashion show was sprightly, feminine and classy, cue english tea party for the modern ladies. Their collection was aptly named ‘Enjoy The Tea Party!’
Fashion is not a trend, it is a lifestyle and it’s preconceived from the essence of the society. Such is a trait that SocietyA curates as we seek to speak to the ever constant: society. Such fashion embodies culture, language, lifestyle and people into a design factor, a wearable art. Wearable art should be an art that is not separatist but encompassing as it is a proliferation of the very world that is turning day and night.
The designers are acclaimed for their vision and originality. I often think, if not for designers, what kind of world will this be? Design is in every blink of an eye, it is not an utopia but it is an individual’s expression of the society’s utopia. What is good enough for you to consume.
LIE, the diffusion line from LIE SANG BONG, Korea’s very own famous Couturier, continues to deliver with plays on geometry and mixed media. Scarlet was a strong focus for SS16, in colour and in concept. Bold colours with a restrained subtlety. Lines are accentuated along with shape and texture. Fabrics include silk, cotton, linen, jacquard with a twist on each piece. Think mixed media and geometry play.
My favourite model Stephanie Lee totally rocked this outfit
SOULPOT STUDIO was launched in 2007 by Su-Jinn Kim, a self taught fashion designer who was trained in Digital Media Design in Korea’s Hong-Ik University. Her humble and sincere beginnings enabled her to paint the world of fashion in manner that was not common for Korean fashion at that time. Her goal is to move design and art beyond the realms of auteurism and exhibition. SOULPOT STUDIO’s design speaks of the calm elegance of the Korean culture that she embodies with a sincere and naturalistic view of the world.
SocietyA is very honoured to be the first to bring this label to Singapore for Spring Summer 2016.