Korean Fashion is in full display with the K-Beauty Expo at KINTEX and now South Korea will open a fashion week to help Korean fashion brands make connections with global markets.  The Korean government is pushing heavily into promoting K-Fashion, K-Beauty, and K-Pop which is becoming very popular not only in Southeast Asia but also outside of Asia such as Europe and the United States.

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It is called Fashion KOBE 2017 S/S and it will be hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency and Council of Fashion Designers of Korea.  It will take place from Oct. 18th-21st at J-Gran House in Central Seoul.

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Address: 72, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea

Those looking to take the subway, take the Line#3 to Dongguk Univ. Station, then take the exit 2.  Once outside take a shuttle bus operating in front of TaeGeukDang and it will take you to the J-Gran House.

During the Fashion week there will be many Korean fashion designers as well as international buyers.  A great opportunity to form partnerships, get investments, and sell.  There will be many brands such as HEEH, Lucie BROCHARD, COMPATHY, REDMETEOR, BlueMountain, and V’s atelier.  They will hold fashions shows for the 2017 Summer/Spring collections for three days.  There should be close to 100 clothing companies that will participate in the event where fashion designers from across the globe will attend.

As far as buyers, there should be close to 500 from Korea as well as abroad.  That will be larger than it was last year which goes to show the growth of the Korean fashion industry.  Many Korean celebrates will be on hand from K-Pop and K-Dramas to promote some of the Korean brands.  The event will be free for the public.

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Visitors will not only be able to check out the latest Korean Fashion but they will be able to see how technology is being used in Fashion at the “Fashion CT (Culture Technology) Zone.”  There will be a fun 3-D design system that creates patterns and fittings for clothing and makeup.  This should be one of the highlights of the event as more and more Fashion industries are looking to see how they can incorporate tech into the brands.

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