Inside Concept Korea's 10th Anniversary Party

Inside Concept Korea's 10th Anniversary Party

Key runway looks and graffiti art to celebrate South Korea's prominent young designers.

Key runway looks and graffiti art to celebrate South Korea's prominent young designers.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

Concept Korea, a government-sponsored collaborative project aimed at helping emerging South Korean fashion designers promote themselves outside of their home country, has made a return to New York Fashion Week this Fall/Winter 2020 season. Narrowing their focus of three designers — LIE, LEYII and IISE — this year’s runway featured an array of mixed materials, traditional Korean aesthetics and merged traditionally gender-neutral clothing.

To celebrate the project’s 10th anniversary, Concept Korea threw a huge party in downtown Manhattan this past weekend. Korean parody artist Sam Kim (@sambypen) created some graffiti-inspired paintings with permanent markers while massive screens throughout the venue featured clips of latest runway looks from the three brands. The fashion crowd came together to socialize, mingle and honor latest creations from the standout Korean designers — with key pieces from all three collections displayed on mannequins around the space.

To see from the gathering, click through the gallery below:

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