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Concept Korea New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

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Concept Korea returned to Lincoln Center for it’s 10th year to present their Spring/Summer 2014 collections. The talent platform chooses the best of Korean design and gives them a chance to break into the US market. It’s is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, the Daegu Metropolitan City, the Korea Creative Contents Agency, and the Korea Research Institute for Fashion Industry.

Behind Concept Korean is the industries powerhouse players, Fern Mallis, Avril Graham, Nicole Fischelis, Stephanie Solomon, Simon Collins and Phillip Bloch, who hand-pick each of the designers,

The talented designers that showed this season at Concept Korean:

Resurrection
Resurrection by Juyoung Lee is inspired by functional fashion and the transformative power of clothing. The brand is edgy, sexy and uses lace, zippers and translucent fabrics juxtaposed against masculine shapes to create a wearable, yet clever line. The VIP followers of the brand include Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson and the Black Eyed Peas. www.resurrectionbyjuyoung.com

Resurrection’s Spring Summer 2015 collection is titled, “Casual and Masculine.” The line fuses structured, masculine silhouettes with the free spirit of rock & roll culture and high-end fashion. Using high-tech fabric, the collection incorporates functional styles with minimal tailoring creating a synergy of artistic yet wearable clothes.

Leyii
Seunghee Lee is a Korean, London based designer. Seunghee moved to London at an early age and graduated from London College of Fashion with BA First Class Honor Degree in womenswear. Following her BA Graduate show, she completed her MA in womenswear from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. After successful MA graduation, she took charge of several collections for Samsung Fashion Department then worked as the creative director at a bespoke tailoring house. She collaborated with photographer Giles Bensimon for Elle Korea Magazine April 2009.

LEYII’s Spring Summer 2015 collection is titled, “Rhythmic Contrast.” Inspired by Alexander Calder, LEYII uses straight lines, flat surfaces and primary hues to create natural curves and rhythm in her collection. Achieving this “balanced contrast” is accomplished through mixing various materials and colors in disorienting ways, creating 3 dimensional silhouettes.

Beyond Closet
Beyond Closet, designed by Taeyong Ko is a menswear brand representing classic items reinterpreted for men in their twenties and thirties. The collection is a mix of practical, sophisticated and distinguished pieces. www.beyondcloset.com

Beyond Closet’s Spring Summer 2015 collection is entitled, “B.C. School Gang.” The collection will feature graphic tattoo artistry that is blended into classic Beyond Closet silhouettes.

The audience included Fern Mallis, Phillip Bloch, Miss Jay Alexander, Lily Lane, and Lenay Dunn.

Traditional Korean Wedding Clothing 

A traditional Korean wedding dress is bright and colorful.Although many cultures rely on the purity of white to carry brides throughout their wedding day, the Korean culture instead opts for color. During a traditional Korean wedding, both the bride and the groom wear elaborate costumes in bold, bright colors. Traditional Korean wedding dress is intricate, colorful and vibrant.

 

 

Bride’s Wonsam

  • Traditionally, a Korean bride wears a Wonsam and a Hanbok on her wedding day. As explained by LifeInKorea.com, the Wonsam is “an elaborate topcoat with flowing sleeves.” The outside of the garment is made with red silk, while the inside is made with blue silk. The sleeves are often striped with vibrant colors. Beautiful embroidered flowers embellish the front and back of the Wonsam, symbolizing nobleness, wealth and longevity.

Bride’s Hanbok

    • This overcoat is worn over the hanbok, which consists of a skirt and a shirt. The shirt typically features a short length and long sleeves, while the skirt features a high waist and a hem that falls to the floor. The Korean bride might also tie a silk belt, the daedae, around her overcoat. This belt is traditionally made of red silk with gold embroidery.

Hairstyle

  • For a traditional Korean wedding hairstyle, the bride’s hair is tightly pulled back and away from the face. The entire length of hair is gathered and tied at the nape of the neck. Other Korean wedding hairstyles involve more elaborate tiered styles, which involve gathering the hair into a large bun. A long hair pin featuring a dragon’s head decorated the hairstyle. Some Korean brides also choose to wear a crown or black cap embellished with jewels.

Accessories

  • On her wedding day, the Korean bride wears minimal makeup. However, she will have three red circles painted on her face, one on each cheek and one on her forehead. According to WeddingsAtWork.com, these small red circles are meant to “ward off evil spirits.” Korean brides wear white socks and silk shoes. These shoes, which resemble the shape of a boat, feature elaborately embroidered designs in rich colors.

Groom’s Dress

  • The Korean groom wears three main articles of clothing: the paji, cheogori and dalryeongp’o. His pants, the paji, feature wide, baggy legs. Two strips of cloth tie the pant legs around the ankles, ensuring the pants remain inside the boots. The groom’s shirt, the cheogori, has loose sleeves and typically falls to the waist or slightly below. The dalryeongp’o is the groom’s jacket, which he wears over the shirt and pants. The jacket is traditionally colored blue or maroon with an intricate embroidery of two cranes near the middle of the chest. A belt is worn over the jacket to keep it in place. The groom wears a simple pair of black cloth boots, known as Mokwha.

Beauty in Asian Culture

Asian beauty differs depending on the region.Asian beauty varies according to the region, but two things are constant: Asian women share a love of beauty and take pride in their looks. And just as the Western world has adapted to all types of looks and features, so has Asia.

 

 

 

Eyes

  • As far south as India and as far north as China, the focus of beauty is surrounding the eyes. There are different eye shapes on the Asian subcontinent, ranging from slanted to almond-shaped, and they are typically accentuated by eyeliners and mascara. Eyebrows are often shaped naturally using a method called threading, which is popular in south Asia.

Skin

    • In Asian culture, the lighter your skin is the more beautiful you are considered. Consequently, many Asian women bleach their skin or use face cream to lighten and even out skin tone. In addition, there are many spa treatments used to give skin an even glow, including green tea steam facials, turmeric paste masks, mud masks and skin cleansers, and soaps that contain milk.

Makeup

  • North Asian makeup is natural, with the only real color used being blush and lipstick. It is also usually dramatic around the eyes, where eyeliner and mascara, as well as a touch of natural shaded eye shadow, is used. In South Asia, makeup is normally dark colored, as the skin tones of natives there tend to be tan or dark. Lip color is normally nude, brown, burgundy or red, and eye shadow can be any color the woman is wearing that day. South Asians typically use more makeup than their northern counterparts, and they tend to use a mixture of traditional and modern Western styles.

Hairstyle

  • Asians are trendy and tend to wear modern hairstyles. Women from the north may wear a bun, ponytail, long flowing locks, bob, messy curls, bed head style, mohawk, pixie cut and braids. South Asians prefer to keep their hair long and flowing, so it is normally layered long and kept neat and straight or wavy. Asians have very dark hair, but North Asians have straight hair, and many of the styles reflect this feature. South Asians have wavy or curly, coarse hair, and they often opt to straighten it. Many Asians also color their hair in hues ranging from black to platinum blonde.

Clothing

  • North Asians tend to favor the latest fashion trends while reserving traditional dress for specific occasions, such as ceremonies or parties. South Asians usually wear salwar kumeez (long blouses and pants) with a matching scarf (dupatta), lengha (long skirt with a short blouse) or a sari (material wrapped around the body to resemble a dress). Although some women in South Asia wear fashions as well, it is frowned upon. Traditional South Asian wear has also become modernized, although the modern versions keep very close to traditional roots.

 Korean Dating Culture

Korean man giving a flower to his date.Traditional dating culture in Korea usually left parents responsible for finding the best mate for their child. Arranged marriages were settled years, and sometimes even decades, before a child reached marriage age. Today, matchmaking trends are much different — placing the responsibility of finding a match with young singles.

 

 

Parent Involvement

  • Traditional rules of Korean courtship left the parents responsible for matchmaking. Parents considered astrological signs, lineage, alliances between families and financial benefits when they paired their children with others. Though contemporary Korean dating norms have shifted away from parental matchmaking, parents still play a vital role at the end stages of courtship. In the Korean culture, young people are taught early to recognize their accountability to their parents — and the need for parent advice and guidance in important life decisions, including courtship and marriage.

Mingling of the Sexes

    • In old Korea, the mingling with the opposite sex was frowned upon. As a result, many couples met for the very first time on their wedding day — sometimes at the marriage altar. Contemporary customs don’t frown upon relationships with the opposite sex, which allows couples to form more organically. For young Koreans, college often offers the first chance to date without parental interference or oversight. Because of this, university districts are common places to look for young singles.

Marriage as an Option

  • In traditional Korean culture, women held one lifetime goal: to get married and have children. Contemporary Korean women have different options, and that is changing the way many look at marriage. As women began to fill middle management positions in the public and private sector, many more women choose careers over families. By 2005, 51 percent of South Koreans in their 20s and 30s were unmarried, which is 5 percentage points higher than just five years earlier.

Contemporary Matchmaking

  • Though arranged marriages are largely a thing of the past, creative matchmaking attempts are not. Blind dates arranged by friends or relatives are a common part of contemporary Korean dating culture. Dating services are also very common, with 1,000 dating agencies open in South Korea alone. For young Koreans, it is common to partner with matchmaking sites and dating services in the quest to find true love — and equally as common for parents to be the ones signing them up for such services.

Korean Fashion Short Coat Matching Styles

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Types of Clothing in Japan

Types of Clothing in JapanClothing in Japan is a mix of traditional and trendy. Much of modern day clothing in Japan is like clothing in the Western world. However, Japanese clothing also include traditional pieces like the kimono.

KimonoThe kimono is traditional Japanese clothing for both men and women. Furthermore, there are different types of kimonos worn for different situations. No matter what kind of kimono worn, it will require an obi. The obi is the belt that goes around the front and ties in the back in a sometimes elaborate fashion.

Kimonos
Street Fashion ClothingJapanese street clothing is an unusual type of fashion worn by young Japanese. It consists of assorted fashion trend styles. Street fashion in general includes mixed dresses, pants, tops, all in colorful designs and each chosen to represent individual street style.

Street Fashion
LolitaLolita is one of the most popular types of Japanese street fashion clothing. Lolita clothing breaks down into different Lolita styles. Goth Lolita clothing is characterized by clothes that suggests a Victorian fashion kind of image, somewhat like a porcelain Victorian doll. Another type of Japanese Lolita is “Sweet Lolita.” This type of Japanese clothing is trimmed with lots of lace and comes is pastel colors.

Lolita Girls
EverydayEveryday Japanese clothing among adults in modern Japan is much like western clothing. Women prefer dresses, jeans, T-shirts, men’s dress suits for business and other ordinary clothing. As Japan strives to stay modern, the traditional kimonos are worn less aside from special occasions.

Everyday Clothing
WeddingThe traditional Japanese wedding always includes a special kimono called an uchikake for the bride. The uchikake, unlike Western bridal gowns is very long all the way around the garment, instead of trailing only in the back. Assistance is needed to hold it up during the ceremony and the uchikake is usually rented for the ceremony.

Modern Japanese Clothing Styles

Fashions uniteTokyo, as the largest city in the world, serves as home to countless fashion trends, from casual to trendy. Many such trends are timeless, and are seen for years after their inception, both in Japan and beyond.

 

 

 

Gyaru Style

  • Gyaru style
    Gyaru style

    Gyaru (“gal” in Japanese) are casual trends typically for women in their early 20s. These styles consist of brightly colored clothing, which often contrast with dark skin from fake tanning products, and bleached hair. Occasionally, gothic-style dresses are part of Gyaru trends, as is heavy makeup and hair extensions.

Onee Kei

    • Onee Kei is a female version of a male style, Onii Kei. These customs incorporate both American and Italian casual styles. Onee Kei–a highly accessorized style that began in the 1990s and originates in the Gyaru style–incorporates more adult-looking dresses. This style also often projects an overall military-style appearance.

Lolita Style

  • Lolita style
    Lolita style

    Lolita style incorporates 19th century Victorian and Edwardian dress, which is closely related to the look of porcelain dolls, including bonnets, ribbons and lace.

Decora Style

  • Decora style
    Decora style

    Decora, short for “decoration,” is a fashion for street wear that calls for a maximum amount of brightly colored clothing. This is also a highly accessorized style, including feather boas, plastic jewelry and multiple layers of socks.

Streetwear

  • Streetwear style
    Streetwear style

    Japanese Streetwear is a general term, but such clothing articles are often taken from Japanese hip-hop culture designs. This style includes military-fashion jackets, high-end branded sneakers and printed t-shirts.

Neighborhood Style

  • In Tokyo, bustling Japanese neighborhoods have each offered distinct creative flavors for fashion, which often serve as a gauge for trends to be adopted in other parts of the world. It might be said that global fashion, in many cases, takes its inspiration from modern Japanese clothing styles.

How to Apply False Eyelashes to Asian Eyes

While many people find Asian monolid eyes to be quite beautiful, some women complain that they want fuller eyelashes to help their eyes look bigger. Unfortunately, false eyelashes are created for Western eyes, with a strong curve. Never fear, a few tips can help you apply false eyelashes to Asian eyes in no time.

Instructions

1

Do your makeup as you normally do before you prepare to put on your lashes; however, do not apply mascara.

2

Choose a pair of false lashes which are a medium length and invest in a lash clip which is specially designed to hold your false eyelashes as you trim excess, apply glue and set them on your eye lids. The clip to prevent getting glue all over the place and will also help you to line the lashes up perfectly on your Asian eyes.

3

Place one of your false lashes in the clip and hold it up to your eye, making sure that it will fit properly. If it is too long, trim a small bit at a time until it fits perfectly.

4

Apply a thin layer of eyelash glue to the strip on your false lashes and wait for a few seconds until the glue becomes tacky. While looking in a mirror, hold the eyelashes with the clip and press gently into the very center of your eyelid as near to the lash line as possible and then release the clip.

5

Pinch the center of the eyelashes to hold then in place and then use your other hand to guide and secure the edges of the lashes near the lash line. Wait a few seconds for the glue to dry and then use black eyeliner to fill in any gaps between the false lash strip and your natural lashes.

6

Put a very small amount of mascara on your natural lashes and then use an eyelash curler to help blend your natural and false eyelashes together. Repeat on the other eye and enjoy your large Asian eyes.

How to Cut Asian Hair

Cutting Asian hair is a challenge as compared with Caucasian hair because it’s especially straight and thick. Because of this, it usually won’t lay flat against the head. A normal cut with scissors doesn’t always work on Asians for this reason. It’s a good idea to get proper training in this specialty, but here are a few tricks to get you started.

Instructions

1

Razor cut some layers into the hair. This gives a softer look while adding body and texture. You can add chunky layers for a more dramatic style.

2

Add subtle layers using thinning scissors to help it lay flatter and thin out the volume Asian hair naturally has. Use the scissors to cut layers into the hair and it will give it a less drastic layered look. You can also use the thinning scissors to make the hair look as if it’s not even layered: just do this on the underside of the hair, then use straight scissors on the top visible layer.

3

Employ a point cut technique. Since Asian hair is so straight, it can look uneven easily, which point cutting can eliminate. It can also get rid of the “bowl cut” look when you cut their bangs.

4

Do a side-swept bang. This may take awhile for the client to get used to styling, but cutting a long side-swept bang will create some versatility. You can point cut this as well.

5

Taper the hair to frame the face. This also helps reduce the volume and make the hair more manageable for the client.

Clothes of Asian Countries

The kimono was the fundamental garment of Japan.Nowadays, most people in Asia wear what is recognized as Western clothes, but traditional Asian costumes are worn for festivals, weddings, and religious rites. In some countries, similar costumes are worn by both sexes, and those costumes haven’t changed very much in centuries.

 

 

 

Japan

  • The kimono is based on a Chinese prototype that had been worn since the 3rd century BC. The garment was square-cut and so were the wide sleeves. By the 8th century, the formal court costume was established based on the costume of the Chinese T’ang Dynasty, but the Japanese adapted the garment to their own purposes. The kimono can be extremely elaborate and expensive, with many layers. It’s worn mostly for ceremonial events like coronations or weddings.

China

  • China is a huge and very old country, but its basic garment hasn’t changed dramatically over the centuries. Clothing is fairly similar for both sexes and all classes. An emperor’s costume might differ from a peasant’s costume only in its embellishment and the quality of the fabric and the cut. Most Chinese garments are closed because of the sometimes harsh climate and in the winter the clothes can be padded. The chief garment is the tunic, or san, worn over trousers, or koo. This didn’t change much even in the modern era.

 

India and Vietnam

  • The Indian sari can be simple or elaborate.
    The Indian sari can be simple or elaborate.

    India’s modern sari is a piece of material 6 yards long and 45 inches wide, placed over an ankle-length petticoat and draped. It can be patterned or plain and, for more formal occasions, gorgeously embroidered with gold and silver thread. It’s worn with a fitted bodice called a choli, which can also be very elaborately embroidered. Vietnamese traditionally wear the Ao ba ba, or silk pajamas. The women’s ao dai is a long slender dress with long sleeves and a standup collar. It is so popular that it’s worn as a uniform by school girls, flight attendants, hotel staff and the like.

Cambodia

  • The sampot, also known as the sarong, is the national dress of Cambodia and is similar to dresses worn in Laos and Thailand. The krama, a checkered scarf, has been worn since the first century. It’s a specifically Cambodian garment and isn’t worn by their Vietnamese, Laotian or Thai neighbors. During the reign of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodians were forbidden to wear bright colors, and the “black pajama” was worn.

South and Central Asia

  • The Shalwar kameeze is worn by both men and women in South and Central Asia. It’s very much associated with Pakistan, where it’s the national dress. The Shalwar is a pajama-like pant, and the kameez is a long shirt that falls to the middle of the thigh, and slit below the waist line. Women also wear the shalwar kameez with a dupatta, or scarf, which is wrapped around the shoulders and draped over the chest.

How to Convert Asian Sizes on Dresses to American Sizes

How to Convert Asian Sizes on Dresses to American SizesThere’s no international standard for clothing sizes. The system of dress sizing used in the United States of even numbers or of XS-XL is completely different from the Asian systems of sizing. If you go shopping in Tokyo or buy clothing online from an Asian source, this can lead to a huge headache or leave you stuck with a dress far too big or small. It’s important to know the size conversions so you find a perfect fit.

 

Instructions

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In Japan, watch out for lettered sizes (XS-XL), as these tend to run small. If a dress made in Japan is labeled as a medium, for example, it’s probably a small in the United States. Japanese manufacturers also use two separate numbered systems. The first is an arbitrary number system like our 2-4-6-8 system in the United States, and the second relies on the actual measurements of those sizes. 5-7-9-11-13-15 correspond to an American XXS-XS-S-M-L-XL, respectively. 36-38-40-42 correspond to an American XS-S-M-L, respectively.

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In Korea, you’ll find a simple numbered system. 44-55-66-77-88 correspond to an American XS-S-M-L-XL, respectively.

3

In China, watch out for two separate and more tricky systems. These two systems differ because they rely on the measurements of different parts of the clothing. An American small is 160-165 or 84-86. A medium is 165-170 or 88-90. A large is 167-172 or 92-96. Extra large is uncommon and therefore lacking in real standard measurements, but is generally 168-173 or 98-102, depending on the manufacturer.

List of Scholarships in Korea

Smiling young Korean student in classroomThere are many scholarships available to international students who want to pursue a college education, typically in South Korea. Both government and private institutions offer these grants in collaboration with accredited South Korean universities. While there are a few schools offering English instruction, prior proficiency in Korean is preferred because that language is the official medium of instruction in the nation’s schools. A number of scholarships also offer free Korean language training programs.

Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students

  • The National Institute for International Education (NIIED) offers the South Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students for undergraduates. It aims to provide international students with the opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea and foster intercultural exchanges among participating countries.

    Eligible high school graduates up to 25 years of age during the year of application can choose any four-year undergraduate course from the list provided by the universities designated by NIIED. Students must hold citizenship from the countries listed on the scholarship program’s website and apply at the Korean Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin or through participating Korean universities. Scholars should attend a one-year language training program prior to starting university studies.

    Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students
    43 Ihwajang-gil
    Jongno-gu, Seoul
    Korea
    +82-2-3668-1357, +82-2-3668-1300
    niied.go.kr

Samsung Global Scholarship Program

    • The Samsung Global Scholarship Program (also called Samsung Genius Scholarship Program or Samsung GSP) is offered by Samsung Electronics, the multinational company in South Korea. Each year, the scholarship selects 15 to 25 participants who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential.

      Applicants can take two distinctive paths: an engineering and an MBA track through the GSP (M.S. Program) at the Seoul National University (SNU); or the GSP (M.B.A. Program) through Sung Kyun Kwan University’s Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB), in collaboration with MIT Sloan (the first global English-only MBA program in Korea). Scholars are offered various responsibilities at Samsung Electronics and are also required to work in Korea for at least two years after graduation.

      Samsung Global Scholarship Program
      Samsung Town Seocho-gu
      Seoul, Korea
      1-800-266-8282
      Samsung.com

IITA Scholarship Program for International Graduate Students

  • The Institute of Information Technology Advancement (IITA) is a government organization in South Korea under the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA). It offers the Korean government’s IITA Scholarship Program for International Graduate Students to qualified individuals who are enrolled in Korean universities and are studying in the fields of IT, computer engineering, computer science, electronics and other related fields.

    The scholarship, offered twice a year (spring and fall semesters), provides financial support for two years for masters and four years for doctoral degrees. Each applicant must express intention to pursue a Korean Government IT Scholarship. Those already enrolled in a Korean university must have an academic advisor. All applications must be done through the participating schools on behalf of the students with a list provided in the order of scholarship preference.

    IITA Scholarship Program for International Graduate Students
    NIPA Bldg. 79-2, Garakbon-dong
    Songpa-gu, Seoul
    Korea
    +82-2-2141-5565
    nipa.kr

Summer Fashion in Seoul

Each year Seoul is garnering attention in the international fashion industry.Seoul Fashion Week is steadily receiving more attention in the international fashion sphere. It’s not just the runway that has journalists’ and editors’ attention, it’s also the chic fashionistas walking the streets of Seoul. Several trends arose from the city this spring — some are easily achievable, others might require a dash of boldness. Either way, learn these color and pattern trends from Seoul, and you’ll look like a fashion aficionado of the world.

 

Monochromatic White

  • Wear white head to toe this spring, as seen on the runways and streets of Seoul. This season, designer Lee Sang-hyun, for the menswear label Leigh, displayed classic tailored blazers and trousers, both in gleaming white, paired with black sandals. But this trend isn’t reserved for males alone. Many stylish females were photographed in the streets of Seoul wearing slim white pants and white shirts layered under white blazers. If you dabble with this trend, avoid being lost in a sea of white by wearing one piece in either a bold color or black.

Deconstructed Black

    • Don’t store your winter blacks away just yet. Add a bit of rebellion and an urban vibe to your spring wardrobe by layering a few of your black pieces. A long deconstructed vest with a hem that falls at the knee might be all a male needs to lend a rebellious spin to a black T-shirt and straight trousers. Ladies can dress like a stylish Seoulite in a long sleeve T-shirt layered over a long sheer dress, or skirt with an asymmetrical hem. Accessorize your dark and rebellious outfit with canvas or leather lace-up shoes and you’ll look as sleek as the models from Lee Ju-young’s Resurrection show. Just ensure that everything you’re wearing is black of course.

Males in Pastels

  • Men, try a pastel hue. Better yet, try two. The monochromatic trend needn’t be reserved for black and white alone. We all know that pastels are perfect colors for women to wear in spring, but many men shy away from soft hues. Men, take a cue from Korean designers Ko Tae-yong or Kim Kyung-min, and embrace soft hues from head to toe. As a rule of thumb, ensure that each separate piece is well tailored. Even if you’re wearing a hooded sweatshirt, ensure that it fits properly. Also, limit the number of patterns. If your shirt is patterned, pair it with a solid colored short and vice versa. By keeping your outfit tailored and sleek, you’ll ensure you’ll look sophisticated and masculine in pastels this spring.

A Bold Splash of Prints

  • Step out in a bold print for spring. Asian fashion is known for its alternative take on fashion’s rules, and Seoul is no exception. Bold patterns were splashed on the side of men’s trousers and all-over prints decorated women’s sheer maxi skirts on the runways. The trend took to the streets in the form of simple tailored outfits shaken up by colorful patterned pants.

Korean Girls’ Hairstyles

Korean Girls' HairstylesWhen deciding on a Korean hairstyle for young girls, it is important to consider not only the texture of the hair, but also so the girl’s preferences and activity level. Korean girls who are extremely active or who prefer a low-maintenance routine might want to consider short hair. On the other hand, some Korean girls prefer the look of long hair. Either way, there are a variety of ways to style the hair to match the Korean girl’s preferences.

Long Hair

  • Some Korean girls prefer to wear their hair long; the length typically falls between the shoulders and the middle of the back. Most Korean girls have completely straight hair. Since it takes time and effort to add curl to the hair, most young girls simply wear their hair straight. Some wear their long hair with shorter layers cut around the face. You can easily add bangs to the hairstyle as well. Cut the bangs straight across the forehead so they are not too long to hang in their eyes.

Medium Hair

    • For girls who like long hair, yet find that it gets in the way too often, consider a medium haircut. With this length, the hair usually falls to the shoulders, where it is styled into a simple bob. The hairstyle does not need to incorporate any layers, as this will only make the hairstyle more difficult to manage. Medium-length hair requires very little maintenance. Either let it hang straight down or hold it back with a headband or bobby pins.

Short Hair

  • A pixie cut is an extremely short hairstyle that is generally short on the back and sides of the head, and a bit longer on top. This hairstyle is a great choice girls who are extremely active or who do not enjoy spending time on their hair. A popular pixie cut seen on Korean girls involves leaving the front layers long–to the chin or slightly below–and drastically angling the layers back to very short layers at the back of the head. This hairstyle can be maintained quite easily. After washing the hair, it can be left to air dry and will not need any additional styling.

Alternatives

  • Even if a young girl has a long or medium haircut, there are a variety of ways she can hold the hair back when playing or during the warm summer months. The simplest choice is to pull the hair back into a sleek ponytail: Grasp all the hair together at the crown of the head and secure with an elastic band. For a more interesting hairstyle, pull the hair back into two pigtails, which can be secured just below the ears or at the top of the head, just above the ears. Long hair can be braided down the back of the head. Braids are a popular hairstyle because they not only pull the hair away from the face, but are also visually appealing.

Considerations

  • Girls should have their hair cut by a professional, to ensure that the hairstyle they choose is appropriate for their hair texture. Not all hairstyles work with every type of hair. If the hair is extremely thick and coarse, it may be too heavy to wear long. If it is too thin and silky, it may not hold a pixie cut well. Girls should talk about their favorite hairstyles with a stylist, who will help them determine which Korean hairstyle is most appropriate.

Asian Fashion Week 2014

Hi…sorry for not writting in a long time. I’ve been busy with a few important things. One of them was preparing for Asian Fashion Week which held in Surabaya city at 15-18 Agust 2014. There were 34 designers from 16 countries. And I was one of them presenting my country.
I know its already late to post this. But not that late I think.
Okay lets start…
Month ago while I was having dinner with my friend then suddenly I got the inspiration for my collection. I thought about human bones. After my friend and me think its ok, so its done.
I began preparing sketching and sketching and preparing materials, etc , and the sewing process.

Skip the boring part. Finally day 1 AFW 2014 is coming. On the first day 15 Agust 2014 there were Designers Showcase. And Annyta Purnomo, Sisca Design  and  Srilanka designer were one of designers that presenting their collections that afternoon. This is Annyta Purnomo Collection.

Sisca Design Collection

Srilanka Designer

And for the evening of day 1, on the opening ceremony, Surabaya present traditional dancer. Also there were 10 collaborating collection  from ARVA School of Fashion with Bolivia and Mexico designers. After that, its my turn. I was so nervous. But on the other hand I was so honoured can be part of this event and trusted to present my collection on the opening ceremony.

And the second and third day there Brunai, Nepal, Cameron and Australia designers. On the last day of AFW 2014, there were also closing ceremony and fashion show by Bibi Russell from Bangladesh.