Designer South Korean Brands Worthy Of Your Attention

These fashion brands from Korea are slowly taking over the fashion industry with their signature Korean aesthetic.

South Korea’s global influence has grown immensely in the past decade. The rise of K-Pop to mainstream media opened the world to the wonders of Korean culture. From food to music and now style, the K-wave is growing stronger and stronger every day. 

Amidst the hype for Korean culture, the Korean fashion scene is also on the rise. The country’s designers emerged as trendsetters in the fashion industry. Furthermore, Korean designers always create new ways to innovate fashion while injecting Korean culture into their design ideologies. 

These brands are slowly taking over the fashion scene with their signature Korean design codes. From colorful dresses to leather clogs, Korean fashion always finds a way to execute ordinary designs extraordinarily well.

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Minju Kim launched her eponymous label in 2015. The Korean designer studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and is famously known for being a finalist in the first season of Netflix’s Next In Fashion. Her design intelligence is often displayed through bold colors and impressive fabric manipulation—creating more silhouettes and color combination opportunities.

MINJUKIM Printed tailored coat
Printed tailored coat/Photo via MINJUKIM website

Gentle Monster

The designer sunglasses brand is no stranger to the limelight. The brand is known worldwide for its sunglasses because they collaborated with global stars like Jennie Kim. The brand has different styles that would suit different personal aesthetics. 

Gentle Monster La Mode PC6
La Mode PC6/Photo via Gentle Monster website

Hyein Seo

The namesake brand is also headed by an alumna from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Moreover, Hyein Seo founded her label in 2014—after her in-school-collection was featured in New York Fashion Week. The label creates androgynous clothes suitable for anyone—creating flexible collections and styles.

Hyein Seo Trim Zip-up/
Trim Zip-up/Photo via Hyein Seo website

Blanc & Eclare

A brand that exudes soft femininity, Blanc & Eclare specializes in creating clothes for women by women. Founded by former Girls Generation member Jessica Jung, the former K-Pop star is a style legend in Korea—spearheading the airport fashion trend in the K-Pop industry. Her style translates to the collection of her brand, classic and feminine.

Blanc & Eclare EWHA in Pink
EWHA in Pink/Photo via Blanc & Eclare website

Reike Nen 

A designer accessories brand that reimagines classics for the twenty-first-century woman. Creating leather pieces that are timeless and excellently crafted, the brand focuses on creating comfort for stylish women. 

Reike Nen Hygge Cloggs
Hygge Cloggs/Photo via Reike Nen website

Banner photo via Instagram @blancandeclare_official.

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