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Seoul Fashion Week Spring 2015: KIOK

SFW S/S 2015: KIOK

It’s infinitely great when the designer knows what she’s good at, and even better when she doesn’t hesitate to focus on the exact stuff that made her who she is. Denim, shredded denim in particular, is undoubtedly Kiok’s specialty, and the minute top model Soyoung Kang opened the show with a denim jacket that’s two things…

Life in Seoul: When honeymoon is over

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Many wonder how much fun it must be living in Seoul as an expat (though I’m more like a semi-expatriat, technically). To be honest, while it may be fun, it is a lot more challenging than one would expect… because I don’t look “American” enough. There are probably more disadvantages than advantages being a Korean…

Ripped and Shredded but Still Intact

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How well do we really know each other? We think we know- but the truth is, we have no idea. Isn’t that the case? But really, we tend to judge others based on first impression, but what that process really is is forming an idea about a person solely based on their appearance. Then, how…

Between Reality and Illusion

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Sometimes, the line between the two is extremely blurry, don’t you think? and by illusion, I mean what we see, or what we decide to believe about the things we see. In short, I’m referring to perception. Perception has always been a topic of interest to me, especially back in the college days when I lived…

Familiar yet strange, that’s what home is

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Back home in California for a while and the first thing I noticed was something that’s seemingly so obvious yet strange. Thankfully, we are back here more often than ever imagined- and for some reason, my mind tends to expect something new and different every time when it’s only natural that things  remain the same……

What Comes Around Goes Around

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I find it fascinating that fashion trends come, go, and come back years later… in a better, improved form (which is one of the issues I have with vintage, btw). Every season, designers from all around the world introduce thousands of new ideas in hopes that they make it big, but then of course, only…

Kiok: Live. Breathe. Fashion.

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If I had to mention one brand that was most impactful and influential in getting myself interested in Korean fashion, it would have to be Kiok, led by the renowned Fashion Designer, Kiok Kang. What came as both a shock and a pleasant surprise during my first encounter with the brand is the quality of…