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A New Space Around the Body – Emerging Korean Fashion Designers


Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2012.

Winner of British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase Emerging Talent Award 2012 for the best project.

Please click here for press release, designed by Serge Martynov

A NEW SPACE AROUND THE BODY explores the new generation of South Korean designers, whose works are characterised by humour, hypothetic worlds and highly sculptural creations, almost appearing as a frame for the body. With an explosion of colour, modern techniques, craft and unexpected fabric combinations, their work can be seen as a reconstruction of the constituted ideal of beauty and non beauty, both on a visual, intellectual and philosophical level. Letting the contemporary garments resonate with the past, natural materials are used to form the backdrop of this exhibition with installations that are visually reminiscent of the aesthetics of traditional Korean doors, white cotton and the totem pole. Exhibiting are Minky Jaemin Ha, Juhee Han, Ara Jo, Minju Kim, Yeashin Kim, Yoolhee Ko, Katleen Kye and Unbounded AWE by Laykuni.

Guest curator and concept design Sofia Hedman, KCC curator Ji Hye Hong, Graphic Design Serge Martynov, Exhibition Design/Wood Work – Orlando Campbell & Julius Lightfoot

Photo – Serge Martynov and Ji Hye Hong.

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