Concept Korea’s runway show at Lincoln Center on Tuesday featured three up-and-coming designers: Beyond Closet’s Tae-Yong Ko, LEYII’s Seunghee Lee and Resurrection’s Juyoung Lee. Concept Korea, in its 10th season, is a collaborative project that helps emerging Korean designers break into the U.S. market. A committee of fashion insiders including Fern Mallis, founder of the New York Fashion Week; Avril Graham, executive fashion and beauty editor of Harper’s Bazaar; Nicole Fischelis, Macy’s VP and fashion director; Stephanie Solomon, fashion director for Lord & Taylor; Simon Collins, Dean of Fashion at Parsons the New School for Design; and Phillip Bloch, stylist and fashion expert, selected this group of designers.
This season, two of the three featured designers showed menswear collections. Resurrection by Juyoung Lee spring 2015 collection, called “Casual and Masculine,” was super edgy. Lee incorporated lots of mesh, sheer fabrics and leather into the spring line. While Tae-Yong Ko mixes preppy collegiate and streetwear styles for Beyond Closet’s spring 2015 collection entitled “B.C. School Gang.” The contemporary sportswear collection featured lots of bold prints and kitschy graphics.
All photos by Dan Lecca