Gray looks so much more sophisticated when paired with its best friends: white and black.
The pleats on this dress (yes, what looks like a maxi skirt is actually connected to the top), if you look carefully, has varying shades of gray, silver, and black vertical stripes, spread throughout in an uneven pattern. I fell in love the moment I saw it because it reminded me of the Chinese calligraphy class I used to take back in school during my childhood in Korea.
The irregularities of the stripes were reminiscent of my not-so-perfect brush strokes, which made it all the more artistic when done on Han-ji, a type of rice paper typically used to paint and write in Asian art. The type of ink that is used along with it has a very thick, super dark consistency yet when met with Han-ji, gets immediately absorbed as if they are meant for each other. I remember how this distinct characteristic used to make me extremely nervous, as one small mistake meant having to start over.
I think… it would have been really cool if someone had taught me in my younger days that it is okay to make mistakes, and that sometimes, making mistakes is the only way to learn certain things in life.
Although, because I did not know this truth until later my life, I got to experience and learn it the hard way, which I am eternally thankful for.
And with that, this is how my journey at Seoul Fashion Week S/S ’15 ended. It’s always nice to meet new faces and go through what feels like a crash course on the newest fashion trends. To all those who worked day and night to make this event a successful one, I just want to say, “수고하셨습니다~,” and “감사합니다.” See you next season!
Dress & Coat by Post December, Jabbar Kareem high sneakers by Adidas, New Era snapback, Chanel 2.55 Reissue, Sunglasses by Italia Independent, Jewelry by Tomtom Jewelry, Miansai and Tiffany & Co.
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