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세계가 주목하는 한국인 디자이너 브랜드
Editor Comment 차분하지만 또렷한 힘을 가진. 오래전부터 한국인은 그랬다. 은근한 끈기로 세계 무대에서도 차근차근 족적을 남겨왔다. 패션 분야도 예외는 아닐 테다. 1980년대에 일본의 재패니즈 아방가르드가 파리에서 각광받았다면, 2010년대에는 파리뿐 아니라 런던부터 뉴욕, 밀라노까지 전 세계 패션 도시에 한국인 디자이너들이 그들만의 찬란한 자국을 남기기 시작했다. 민족주의가 배제되고 국가라는 카테고리가 허물어지면서 하나의 가치가 통용되는 지금, 한국인 디자이너들은 단순히 ‘K’를 외치는 게 아니다. 세계가 원하는 그 무엇을 내놓았다. 이 너른 세상에 고민과 창조의 흔적이 선연히 베인 자신들의 디자인을 말이다. 현재 패션계에서 입을 모아 이야기하는 혁신과 지속 가능성 그리고 브랜드 서사의 확장과 같은 비전을 공유하는 6명의 한국인 디자이너와 그들이 전개하는 5개 브랜드를 소개해봤다. 지금, 바다 건너에서 빛을 받아 더없이 찬연한 이들을 주목해보자. 굼허(GOOMHEO) 허금연 굼허(GOOMHEO). 유래가 짐작되지 않는 이 단어는 런던에서 활동하는 한국인 디자이너 허금연의 이름을 딴 남성복 브랜드 이름이다. 그녀는 센트럴 세인트 마틴 학사와 석사 프레스 쇼에서 모두 ‘L'Oréal Professionel Young Talent Award’를 받으며, 유례없는 두 번의 우승을 거머쥐었다. 2018년으로 거슬러 올라가 그녀는 문화, 예술적으로 새로운 흐름을 만들어내는 후보들이 이름을 올리는 <데이즈드 100>에 선정되기도. 지금 유럽이, 그리고 전 세계가 주목하고 있는 디자이너 허금연. 최근 런던패션위크에서 패션 이스트(Fashion East)를 통해 선보인 20 가을, 겨울 컬렉션에 등장한 사이클링 쇼츠와 레깅스, 울트라 크롭 실루엣 등 컬렉션 피스에서도 여실히 느껴지는 그녀의 철학은 맨즈웨어의 파격, 소신 있는 사람들을 위한 옷을 디자인하는 것이다. 결과적으로 남성복 쇼를 통해 선보이지만, 특정 성을 위한 옷으로 규정하지 않는다는 것. 이는 추후 그녀의 행보가 기대되는 이유다. 록(ROKH) 황록 2016년 자신의 브랜드 록(ROKH)를 론칭한 디자이너 황록. 그 역시 런던 센트럴 세인트 마틴 출신으로 끌로에(Chloe), 루이비통(Louis Vuitton), 피비 파일로(Phoebe Philo)가 역임한 시절의 셀린느(Celine)에서 쌓은 경험으로 그만의 유려한 디자인을 선보인다. 2018년에 한국인 최초로 LVMH 프라이즈(LVMH Prize) 파이널 리스트에 선정돼 특별상을 수상하기도 했으며, 파리패션위크 19 가을, 겨울 컬렉션 오프닝 무대를 장식하기도. ‘Artisan Imperfection’. 완벽하지 않은 장인. 그는 스스로를 그렇게 정의했다.테일러링을 베이스로 해체주의적 요소를 가미한 여성복을 추구하는 록의 피스를 보면고개가 끄덕여지는 대목이다. 한 인터뷰를 통해그가밝힌 '아이덴티티와 유스코드는 항상 중요한 그 무엇이었으며, 나는 거기에서 형태와 스타일을 탐구한다.'라는 언급에는 이머징 세대를 위한 진정한 방식을 표현하고자 하는 힘이 느껴지기도. 커미션(Commission) 진 케이 19 봄, 여름 컬렉션으로 시작한 뉴욕 베이스의 커미션(Commission)은 위 사진 속 인물 왼쪽부터 한국 출신의 진 케이(Jin Kay), 베트남 출신의 휴 릉(Hyu Luong)과 딜란 차오(Dylan Cao) 트리오 디자이너가 함께 전개하는 여성복 브랜드다. 세 남자가 이야기하는 우먼즈웨어는 지금 전 세계가 주목하는 아시아의 새 물결. 이는 서방 패션계가 일찍이 획일화된 이미지로 정립해놓은 우리(동양)의 진면모를 그 누구보다 잘 구축해가고 있기 때문일 테다. 진 케이를 포함해 휴 릉과 딜란 차오는 아시아의 다양성을 포용하며, 그들 어머니의 80-90년대 옷장에서 꺼낸 듯한 그리고 동시에 현대 워킹 우먼을 위하는 디자인을 선보인다. 20 가을, 겨울 컬렉션에 등장한 과장된 플라워 패턴 드레스, 어깨가 강조된 재킷, 펜슬 스커트 등이 그것. 최근 2020 LVMH 프라이즈(LVMH Prize)세미 파이널 리스트에 이름을 올리기도 한 그들의 행보를 더욱 주목해보길. 메종 김해김(KIMHEKIM) 김인태 차세대 꾸띠에르 김인태가 전개하는 메종 김해김(KIMHEKIM)은 파리와 서울을 기반으로 2014년에 론칭된 여성복 브랜드. 메종 김해김의 시그니처는 단연 과장된 사이즈의 리본과 진주 디테일일 터. 김인태는 브랜드 아이덴티티를 뒷받침하는 이러한 상징적인 장치들을 극적으로 연출함으로써 예상치 못한 분위기를 탄생시키고자 한다. 우아하면서도 위트 있는. 수많은 질문을 쏟아내게 만드는 이상한 나라의 메종 김해김. 예측할 수 없는 그답게 20 봄, 여름 컬렉션에서는 ‘마이 유니폼’ 시리즈를 선보이며, 다소 정제된 미학을 드러내기도 했다. 티셔츠나 데님 팬츠처럼 일상 속 무던히 활용할 수 있는 베이직한 디자인은 메종 김해김의 또 다른 아이덴티티. 인간도 꽃처럼 아름답길 바라며 옷을 대한 다는 그의 2020년은 꽃봉오리가 만개하는 봄날과 같을지도 모르겠다. 이세(IISE) 김인태 & 김인규 뉴욕 인근 뉴저지주에서 나고 자라 각각 뉴욕 주립대에서 영문학을, 펜실베이니아 주립대에서 금융학을 전공한 김인태와 김인규 형제는 2015년 브랜드 이세(IISE)를 론칭한다. 그들을 디자이너로 이끈 건 다름 아닌 여행이었다. 2012년 처음 한국을 찾은 그들은 감물과 숯, 인디고 가루로 색을 내는 천연 염색을 보고 매료돼 이 같은 한국의 헤리티지를 컨템포러리한 감각으로 재해석한 브랜드를 세상에 선보인 것이다. 한국계 미국인의 시각으로 바라본 한국은 분명 달랐을 테다. 우리의 세대 즉 ‘2세’대라는 의미가 함축된 이세는한국 1세대의 영감을 받아광목 등 우리나라의 원단과 기술을 포함해 모든 작업을 장인 정신에 입각해 만들어낸다. 뉴욕패션위크 19 봄, 여름 컬렉션에서는 광화문 촛불 시위에서 봤던 경찰의 의복에 영감받은 테크웨어 스타일을 선보이며, 한국의 과거, 현재 그리고 미래를 녹여내기도. 이처럼 이세의 디자인은 ‘미래에도 유일하게 명확한 것은 과거’라는 김인태와 김인규의 신념을 뒷받침하기에 충분하다. 더 자세한 내용은 <아이즈매거진> 링크에서
DIY Glitter Shoes!
What you’ll need: -Any pair of flats, canvas shoes, or loafers -Mod Podge (available at craft stores) -Glitter (gold, silver, etc.) -Newspaper & a plate or bowl -Foam brushes or paint brushes -Clear coat spray paint (to make sure the glitter stays on!) First, you’ll want to stuff newspaper down into the shoe so that no glitter or glue gets inside! I removed the laces from my shoes also, just to make sure they didn’t get all gunked up. Pour some of the mod podge onto a plate or into a bowl. I used a paper plate because they are disposable and it was easier to use a flat surface to get a thin coating of the mix. Next, you’ll want to pour some glitter into the mod podge. You’ll want about half as much glitter as there is mod podge, because you don’t want the mix to be too thick. Mix the glitter and mod podge together using one of your foam brushes. Then get ready to paint your shoes! Paint a thin coat of the mix onto the shoe. Make sure that it is smooth and not too chunky because it will dry that way! I didn’t want to paint the whole shoe, so I only painted the front and the back, leaving the middle white. Once you have the mod podge mix on the shoe, you’ll want to pour a SMALL amount of glitter onto the spots you just painted. This just gives the shoe a little extra glitter, and makes sure that there are no white spots. When you’re finished adding the glitter to the shoes, you’ll want to clean off any extra glitter that is on the shoe because you don’t want it to be stuck there when you spray the clear coat. I used a damp paper towel to clean off the edges and the bottom. Last but not least, spray your shoes with a clear coat spray paint. This makes sure that the glitter stays shiny and does not fall off the shoes. Make sure to read the directions on the can and do not get it on your skin or in your eyes. When this is done, you’ll want the shoes to sit and dry overnight to make sure that they are ready to wear.
Unusual Things You Should Carry In Your Purse
We all have the usual things floating around in our bags. Tissues, wallet, glasses, phone chargers, the stray pills that probably get rid of head aches but who cares, gum. Heres a list of a few more unusual things you should pack away because they can always come in handy someday. A flash light Not the typical purse item but will come in very handy in extreme situations or in simple situations when you drop your phone under the seat at nighttime and don't have anyone in your car to call in for you. Tampons There is no worse feeling then getting your period and not having a tampon. Honestly life just feels a bit hopeless at times like that. Honestly this isn't really unusual but more of a necessity. Cork screw Open wine whenever and wherever you need! The situation of having a nice bottle of wine and no way to open it comes up a lot more often then you would think. Also you can get a cork screw that also has a bottle opener. Some of them even have a knife which could also come in handy, although it is a little small. Pen and paper I know that sounds so stupid since everyone has an iPhone now and I may be alone in the thought that phones can not be trusted but having a little notebook and pen is always good. You can use it for anything. A book! Face it, unless were going out, in which case we would have a clutch, we all pretty much have huge bags. A soft cover book can easily fit. The hard cover book to war and peace maybe not the greatest idea. Flip flops. Especially if you are a working girl its always nice to be able to take off the heels or cute but to ally painful flats and rock flip flops going home. Your feet will thank you and the Old Navy flops are super cheap so you can get all the colors. The Pill Bottle Survival Kit This is really cool! Someone realized that you can most essential survival things into a tiny pill bottle. Totally portable and unique! In the lithe pill bottle you will have: - 3 mini straw fire starters, 3 matches, 1 bandage, 1 striker, 1 hook,1 weight, tinfoil,some fishing line, razor blade,2 safety pins, 3 feet of duct tape, 2 advils, 1 birthday candle ,whistle made from straw ,Neosporin in a straw ,salt in a straw. I have linked the actual site that should each piece right here! Pill Bottle Survival Kit Hair ties. You would be surprised how annoying it is when you have a whole bag full of stuff but nothing to use if your hair tie breaks. Just buy a pack of hair ties for your bag and you will always be prepared. Pepper Spray Although I would not be surprised if most of you already have that tucked away. Walking around at night is unfortunately no joke for women.
Where to Get Luxury Wedding Favor Bags for Invited Guests?
At the end of the day, when your guests fall into their bed, all exhausted partying on the dance floor, the wedding favors become the last remaining takeaway from the special event. Wedding favors are a great opportunity for the hosts to pay their thanks to the guests, friends and family, for committing their time, efforts, and money in celebrating the union of you and your life partner. Wedding favors are not only used to thank guests but they also serve as a very nice and unique decorative item at the wedding. It allows hosts to be creative and imaginative with the designs that go exactly with the theme of your event. People get their wedding favors a long time before the event, where on the other hand some wait for the last moment to get wedding favor bags. Personalized wedding favor bags holds a more sentimental value for the host and the guests. How about getting the most luxurious wedding boxes that leave your guests mesmerized and make your event memorable. It has always been a struggle to find the right box and in a hurry people always make a mistake. It is important to start planning your boxes a way ahead to save yourself from making mistakes. There are a lot of ways to get your wedding boxes but the mission is to get the most luxurious yet affordable ones. Local market: If you are not about presentation and it is only a formality for you, get your favor boxes from any local stationery shop, but it will be of no use. It is because they are not designed according to your needs and you will not be able to develop an everlasting impact on your audience. The boxes that are available at the shops are not made according to the need and requirement of the customer. These boxes are made in mass production in a similar shape, size, and the same old and boring designs that are too flat to be used for anything. Your guests will not feel any special receiving these boxes and you do not want that. Wholesale Custom Packaging And if you are all about leaving your guests talking about your favor boxes the whole weekend or maybe forever, indeed forever, go for custom favor boxes for your wedding. Here are the benefits that wholesale vendors offer over every other alternative that is available in the market. Customizable: You can create your wedding favor cookie bags, boxes, pouches, and wraps in shapes, sizes, and designs that go perfectly with the theme of your wedding, unlike regular boxes. Customization offer die-cutting on the packaging that displays the product in the most presentable manner. It enhances the quality and worth of the packaging and gives a more luxurious feel to the event. Die-cutting offer the most unique shapes for wedding favors such as pillow boxes, gable boxes, pouches, window cut-out bags and boxes, custom cut-out sleeve packaging that gives the most unique and distinguished appearance that does not only make your event more special but also is close to everyone’s heart. Custom printing: Not only the sizes but also printing plays an important role in making a more personalized image. You can get custom names, messages, notes, dates, and any other information such as imagery etc. on the boxes. Custom printing help in developing a more sentimental connection between the guests and the audience. Latest and advanced laser, screen, and inkjet printing enhance the outlook of the boxes. Go for custom prints and patterns on the boxes that go with the theme such as floral, minimalistic, abstract, or many more. Laminations: Wedding favor boxes are not only used to offer treats but most of the time they are saved by the guests as a souvenir in the memory of the loved ones, friends, and family. They can also be repurposed as a storage or organization box for smaller things. Custom laminations in glossy or matte enhance the outlook of the product but also enhances the strength of the boxes, making them water and moisture-proof. Laminations make custom boxes the most perfect for any type of item to be packed from food to jewelry or other smaller things. Foiling & Embossing: Customization offer people with the most unique design options, unlike any other alternative that makes your boxes high-end and unique, such as foiling and embossing. Foiling is perfect for custom names and dates in any color that goes with the theme of the wedding. Embossing is an art of raised ink that make your printed material more prominent and visible to the eyes. For instance, personalized names of the guests in embossed ink or the dates embossed at the top will make your favor bags more personalized. The most affordable and the most feasible option for everyone is to get custom wedding favor candy bags or any other party boxes in wholesale because they are the cheapest and also sustainable, which helps in reducing environmental pollution to the maximum. Be creative and innovative with designs to create distinction among others and be remembered for a longer period.
Korean Fashion
Que tal peeps! I'm covering Korean Fashion. Spring is here and we need to either put away some old trends or just revamp what we have for the new season. The awesome thing about faahion is that it is an art. You don't have to rock the trends or these outfits exactly like the models. You can pick what you like and alter it to fit your style and your body type. This card will feature women and men Korean fashion trends. None of these images or videos belong to KpopINT Writer Jessamine aka Social Media Event Organizer/Planner aka @amobigbang Many of the things she tries on fit what's hot right now in Korean fashion. You need your stripped shirt, pastel colored blouses, ripped jeans, and something with ruffles. Would you rock any of these? I love this outfits especially the leather jacket. Every closet needs a leather jacket! This is summer 2015 but some of the outfits are still in today. Korean Street Fashion for Men Kpop has a big influence on male hairstyles. 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DIY Sponge-Dyed Ombre Sneakers
You'll need: • Gloves • Syringe (1 per color) — Optional but recommended :) • Rubber Cement — Optional • Masking Tape — If you don’t have rubber cement • Sponge • Popsicle sticks for mixing the dye • Fabric Dye (Liquid or Powder) • Paintbrush (Make sure it’s clean — I suggest using a new brush; just buy the cheapest one) • Plastic Cups for mixing dye • Hot water • Newspaper or anything to cover your work area • Wear clothes you don’t mind having fabric dye spilled or splattered on Step 1: Bring out your sneakers :D (old or new) Step 2: Cover all the rubber side strips with Masking tape or Rubber Cement to block out the dye from adhering to the rubber. You can remove it afterwards or wait for it to wear off We won’t be dipping the entire shoe in the dye mixture so there’s no need to cover the soles. Step 3: Now you have to wet/soak your sneakers (canvas part only) with HOT water. You can do so by using a paintbrush first then soaking it more with a sponge. Step 4: Make your dye mixture Step 5: Once you’re done mixing your dye mixture (darkest) ~ take out your atomizer and syringe (optional). I think the smaller atomizers will work best for sneakers as it won’t cover a large surface area. For bigger materials such as shirts, you can use the bigger atomizers (Yes, the one you use when ironing clothes) Step 6: Use your sponge to wet your sneakers again :) Make sure to cover the whole area~! Spray the back part of your shoe with the dye bath. Careful not to over-spray :) You can always spray again :D Step 7 : Now take your brush, dip it in your hot water and carefully blend out your dye (Colored to white areas of your shoe). Yes, we are now creating the ‘ombre effect’. Use more water as you get nearer the middle part of your shoe or wherever you want the ombre to end (white). Afterwards, clean your brush and dip it again in water (clean hot water). Now carefully brush water starting from the WHITE part of your shoe to the lightest ombre — this is to remove or make any hard lines more subtle. Repeat steps until you’re satisfied with your ombre. If you’re using only one color, you can stop here and let your sneaks dry :) Step 8: If you’re planning to have 2 or more colors, simply repeat steps 4 - 7.