A Korea In Fashion

In the 1990s small stores moved in, which have been followed by major designers (the biggest six are Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Ferragamo, Fendi, and Christian Dior), lured by the growing appetite in South Korea for luxury goods. Korean fashion culture is developing very fast. Lots of Koreans are trying to express their own personality and sensibility with their clothes, said designer Lie Sang Bong, whose inspiration is often taken from Korean cultural motifs adapted to create East-meets-West looks worn by Lady Gaga and Lindsay Lohan, among others.

South Korea’s Fashion Doyenne

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