Style Sharing exhibition at the Korean Culture Centre

Last night I went to the opening of the Style Sharing exhibition at the Korean Culture Centre. The exhibition explores the relationship between Korean and British styles and showcases a number of upcoming designers. It highlights the influence studying in Britain has had on these Korean designers, and how the two cultures overlap through fashion. Whenever I think fashion has run out of steam or I'm in a creative rut, I always look to Asian designs to prove me wrong and inspire me. This was one of those  times.




I was immediately drawn to these draped silhouettes by Hyunsoo Heather Park. This collection was inspired by the way people express themselves in states of suppression. She incorporated elements drawn from the indie rock band Art Brut, criminal tattoos and prison uniforms. I like the fact she used a 'happy' colour palette despite the darker themes of the collection.


A particular favourite piece of mine was the above white leather jacket by Heowan Simulation. I think the contrast between the white leather and lace is really interesting, and I've never seen something like that before.



Jinhee Moon's creative use of colour and texture was fantastic. Each piece was very much its own, but they were still all cohesive as a whole collection.


Designer Rok Hwang used this timeless camel colour and fabric to create these classic yet contemporary pieces for his label rokh.


I loved the short films by Eoin Glaister which accompanied certain collections. They really reflected the digital world and how it can tie into fashion and these two cultures.



Nayoung Moon's unorthodox yet impressive structures and shapes. 



After looking around I had a chat with Tory Turk, a curator of the exhibition, about her inspiration. She said that she wanted the exhibition to show the overlap of the life and culture of both Korean and British styles, and not just the fashion. If you look carefully at each creation you can see elements of both cultures and the impact living in London has had on the designers.

Overall the innovative designs showed the rich and diverse creativity which stemmed from South Korea, and developed further in London. The exhibition is open until April 4th and you can find more details HERE.

-Lexi xo

18 comments

  1. Looks amazing, I love the meaning behind the exhibition x
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  2. this looks wicked, next day off i'm visiting this!

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  3. This is awesome! I love Korean style, I think it's so so cool... And the designers are great too. I love that first one with the happy colors, that pink coat is awesome!! :)
    Xx Alyssa
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    1. Yeah it's always really different and colourful! x

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  4. i loved this exhibition, especially the way that Jinhee Moon used the different textures.

    // kani

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  5. Jinhee Moon's has to be my absolute favourite. The use of that almost-bathroom-mat texture is so innovative and interesting. Ugh, I want to wrap myself in those clothes forever and ever.
    x

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    1. I feel you Khensani, use of texture is fantastic x

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  6. Brilliant post! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award! The questions and all the details are on my blog!

    Becca x

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  7. I've never really looked into Korean style before but these have all blown my mind ah! The draping and silhouettes are stunning, and I love the pastel colours. I always love reading this sort of post - not living in London means I miss out on so many amazing exhibitions, so reading about your visits is like an online day trip with all the highlights picked out, so thank you haha! xx

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    1. Yes they're stunning! Ah I'm so glad you like these posts, they are one of my favourites to write too! x

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  8. That exhibition looks amazing! xx
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  9. Great theme for an exhibiton, I love when there theres a concept behind something. Would love to have seen this :)

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    1. Yes, they are always so much better when there's a concept or theme.

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