London-based designer Enuvie Orere talks us through her innovative and eclectic line, KIWISUMO. With core design aesthetics pulling from a variety of influences, from the Far East to the streets of London, KIWISUMO embraces the art of hybrid design and functional clothing. Keep reading to get to know the designer behind the unique, structural designs. […]Read more "Interview with London-based designer Enuvie Orere"
Please introduce yourself and your brand Adulescent. Li: My name is Juun Li, and this is Jongyun Park. At first we just wanted to spread our idea of ‘don’t grow up’. That’s the first [idea] we wanted to spread to the masses, and we were thinking of how to spread it. In the process, we […]Read more "Interview: Behind Korean Brand Adulescent"
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? (Name, age, profession, etc.) My name is Sandra Meynier, and I was born on July 11, 1986 in France, close to Paris. I grew up in a suburb very far from fashion (maybe the total opposite of fashion). I studied in Paris at Atelier Chardon Savard […]Read more "Interview with SMK"
1. Where does your artistic influence come from and when did you start designing/making clothes? A lot of it I think comes from artists and designers that I relate to personally. Whether that is through exhibitions or stumbling upon their work online. I think the influence has a lot to do with my own cynical […]Read more "Interview with Designer Steven Tai"
IFBK had a chance to meet a beautiful and extraordinarily talented designer from northeast Iowa, KahriAnne Kerr, during NYFW. Today she is known for her brand Kahri by KahriAnne Kerr. During our conversation, we got to know Kahri better: she’s adorably shy and femininely pretty. She has always contained a passion for music, which played […]Read more "Kahri by KahriAnne Kerr S/S 2015"
Two words: Wearable youth. Originally expressing her creativity through furniture arrangements, Kimmy.J’s Creative Director Heejin Kim felt her artistic imagination was stifled, and quickly succeeded in climbing the fashion ranks. Graduating from the Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Ms. Kim swiftly captured the attention of the fashion savvy with inspirational and desirable designs. […]Read more "Designer Spotlight: Kimmy.J"
Can you give us a bit of background (including, but not limited to: full name, age, job position, and country)? I’m Vianney Dalle, 23 years old, and the creator of women’s accessories brand, Majolie Paris. I was born in France. Seven years ago I travelled to East Asia for the first time, and since then, […]Read more "Designer Spotlight: Majolie Paris"
This year Fashion KODE 2014 (July 16-18) in Seoul impressed again. Top Korean designers gathered together like Ko Taeyong and Kwak Hyunjoo to talented emerging designers like Kye Hanhee and Hwang Jaekeun. Fashion KODE 2014 was meant to introduce new designers to Korea and the world. To impress the international fashion community, Fashion KODE 2014 […]Read more "Billy Tjong at Fashion KODE"
Sporting clean lines and silhouettes, Studio K is a hub of trendy and must-have pieces. Behind the sewing machine is designer Hyejin Hong who, after attending the Rhode Island School of Design, came back to Korea to launch Studio K in 2006. Studio K has since navigated through the ranks of Korean fashion and managed […]Read more "The Studio K"
It’s no secret that Korea imports numerous foreign brands, but now Korea’s flipping the tables, sending Korean brands to every corner of the globe. Is Seoul the next Tokyo? IISE thinks so. The founders of accessories brand IISE (pronounced ee-seh), a pair of Korean-American brothers, returned to Seoul after living in China for a few […]Read more "The Border of Modern and Traditional: IISE"
\It is the kind of brand that stirs an instant emotional connection. A label that on the surface appears more darker and mysterious than the average, but in fact illuminated by a purity of spirit reflective of the minimalist, mindful approach of NativeDanger’s founder and designer, Skyler Javier. NativeDanger is a directional menswear, sportswear brand […]Read more "NativeDanger: Goes Beyond Ordinary (Leaving You Wanting More)"
Suecomma Bonnie, regarded as the first Korean luxury shoe brand, has something for every kind of girl—From edgy to casual to glam. Assuring top quality and catering to Korean women’s “duality of introversion and sexiness,” Suecommabonnie has become a top global brand. Located in 22 countries, Suecommabonnie’s unique and charismatic style caters to women’s ability […]Read more "LUXURY SHOE BRAND: SUECOMMA BONNIE"
Ryu Seok is the creator and designer of Maxilook, a Seoul based fashion brand that primarily focuses on maxi skirts and dresses. Recently, IFBK and Maxilook held a special event seen HERE. Rye Seok started her business back in 2010 after many years of struggling to find dresses that were long enough for her tall […]Read more "Designer Spotlight: Maxilook"
Originally starting in Barcelona, French designer Claude Garrigues of CGBCN found himself in Cambodia designing fabulously offbeat clothes. Walking down the road to high fashion, Garrigues has always done things his way. His path of designing t-shirts for men and women’s pieces has led him to solely create for women, with a brand that promotes […]Read more "CGBCN: An All-Black Affair"
1. Tell us about yourself, including what you do and how you got there. I am Gyamjo, the jewelry designer of gyamjo JEWELS. Right now I am based in Tokyo, but was born in Nepal in a Tibetan family. Gyamjo JEWELS was born out of my deep respect for my Tibetan roots and identity. I […]Read more "Designer Spotlight: gyamjo JEWELS"