CONCEPT KOREA: YOHANIX F/W 2017

CONCEPT KOREA Yohanix
Yohanix Fall/Winter 2017 Collection continued the Spring/Summer trend usage of metallics, florals, and Pantone Color of the Year Greenery and muted earth tones.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

YOHANIX upcoming collection, FIRST AID, draws inspiration from the opposition of emotional and monetary value. Citing the comparison of the monetary value of flowers to an expensive watch, it is clear that over time the watch will outlast the flowers, and in today’s world that is often the only thing that people consider.

However, the designer treasures the emotions that come from buying someone flowers, the happy face of a person that receive flowers, the smile on your face when you buy yourself flowers, and the memories of the subtle fragrance of flowers that you received from someone special… The YOHANIX runway will show that there are things that cannot be valued with a price tag, and maybe, a flower is the just the remedy that the world needs.

The Korea-born designer, Yohan Kim, graduated from London College of Fashion in 2007. While pursuing his BA he worked as the designer for Michiko Koshino’s womenswear and haute couture lines. Following graduation, Yohan moved to Paris where worked for Balmain Paris, later opening his own design studio in Beijing. YOHANIX expresses serious and humorous sensibility through various fabrics, leather blends, couture-style detailing. With powerful trims and structured cuttings, he aims to create ‘street carpet’ that makes whoever wears the collection feel like a heroine in the street. YOHANIX has shown collections in Shanghai, Seoul, Milan and Paris.

http://yohanix.com


Photo Credit: Dan Lecca

CONCEPT KOREA #NYFW

Concept Korea returned to New York on February 10th, 2017 to show Fall/Winter 2017 collections at Skylight Clarkson Square, marking its fifteenth season showing at NYFW. Hosted by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), this season’s showcase represented the best of women’s Seoul-based fashion and included designers: GREEDILOUS by Younhee Park, KIMMY.J by Heejin Kim and YOHANIX by Yohan Kim.

From K-Pop to K-Beauty, there is no denying the cultural influence of South Korea over the past decade. Most recently, South Korean fashion designers have taken the industry by storm, creating a K-Fashion phenomenon that has quickly placed Seoul on the international fashion map. Since 2010, the program has brought rising design stars from South Korea into the New York City spotlight, providing a global stage for the country’s tremendous talents.

Notable attendees included Fern MallisSimon CollinsTy HunterShaun Ross and Ian Mellencamp.