Fresh designer discovery! Friday night, in a gala by non-profit D2 (Designers of 2nd Generation) debuted two Korean designers to NYC.
The first was Sohyan Bhaak's collection, Post December. This was Ms. Bhaak's third season in business, already selling well in Korea. Her inspiration this season was the gladiolas. The silhouettes of the clothing falling like petals. Bright colors of orange and electric blue contrasted neutral cream and beige for contemporary, fashion forward sportswear.
The second designer to show Friday evening was Soo Kei. Her background was rooted in architecture before her interest in fashion brought her to F.I.T. The construction and tailoring of her pieces shows the architecture background, while the unusual play of proportions show off a more avant-garde nature. The collection had a very monochromatic palette of off-white with hints of grey, as Soo Kei was inspired by the softness of the cotton fabric she used.
The evening ended with scholarships being awarded to promising fashion students. D2 certainly has an eye for talent. Previous designers they have supported include accessories darling Eugenia Kim and Gen Art's new star, Jennifer Chun.
So what do you think of these new trendsetters of the East? Take a chance and discover their style before the rest of the masses.