Overtly Fun and Greedilous: Concept Korea at NYFW

Ever made up your own words? I do so all the time, and my new favorite one may be Greedilous. Technically not a modern dictionary term, yet.

Concept Korea is a collaborative project with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea and the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), where the goal is to promote Korean fashion designers entering the US market. Each season at New York Fashion Week (NYFW), a handful of designers are chosen to showcase their collections.

conceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabh

conceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabh

This year, there were three collections which while distinct, were tied together with excess and overkill in terms of silhouettes and accessories. Yohanix by Yohan Kim consisted of flyaways, flying panels, slits and frays, adding a new level to the trending distressed theme. With sheer blazers and lace skirts, the off shoulder and cropped trouser looks revealed much skin show and inspiration for street style, even over spring and summer. The next collection was Kimmy J by Heejin Kim, where the focus was on the sheer quantity of accessories. There was a silver bag, air sandals, clutch bags aplenty, chokers, earrings, and much more that could be used to mix and match styles with ease. My favorite was Greedilous by Younhee Park which blended street style with sportswear, thus relaying puffy jackets, bomber jackets, printed tees and a typographic favorite trend of Greedlicious printed on the back of jackets and on clutch bags. With a mix of ruffles and pearls for the extra extra-ordinary to smurf style fuzzy jackets and plaid dresses, this was a collection for the quirky and fashionably bold.

conceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabhconceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabhconceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabh

conceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabhconceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabh

conceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabh

conceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabhconceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabhconceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabh

conceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabhconceptkorea korea designer womenswear nyfw newyork runway @sssourabh

While some pieces needed to be disassembled and reassembled to better match the sensibilities of folks like myself or those looking for a maximum of two showstopper pieces per outfit, the collection broke enough rules to inspire the overtly fun and whimsical person in us all.

 

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