Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK, 2012
Winner of British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase Emerging Talent Award 2012 for Best Project.

A New Space Around The Body explores the new generation of South Korean designers, whose works are characterised by humour, hypothetic worlds and highly sculptural creations, almost appearing as a frame for the body.

With an explosion of colour, modern techniques, craft and unexpected fabric combinations, their work can be seen as a reconstruction of the constituted ideal of beauty and non beauty, both on a visual, intellectual and philosophical level. Letting the contemporary garments resonate with the past, natural materials were used to form the backdrop of this exhibition. The installations are visually reminiscent of the aesthetics of traditional Korean doors, white cotton and the totem pole.

Exhibited designers – Minky Jaemin Ha, Juhee Han, Ara Jo, Minju Kim, Yeashin Kim, Yoolhee Ko, Katleen Kye and Unbounded AWE by Laykuni.