NYFW with Concept Korea.

As a Korean-American, one of my all-time favorite shows during New York Fashion Week always happens to be Concept Korea. As I've never been to the country, it's always nice to see and experience the culture of Korea during my favorite week of the season. 

So if you don't know the story behind Concept Korea, each year four different designers are invited to showcase their work in New York City. The program is organized by the Ministry of Culture, sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, the Daegu Metropolitan City, the Korean Creative Contents Agency and Korean Research Institute for Fashion Industry.

As the two menswear designers already showcase their collection at the first ever menswear fashion week earlier this year, the two womenswear designers, Jarret and Kaal E. Suktae showcased their spring, summer 2016 collection on Monday, September 14, at Moynihan Station. 

I had a chance to go backstage before the show to quickly meet with the designers to find out more about their collections. Each designer had a unique story to tell about their collections. Designer, Kaael E. Suktae's collection is inspired by the second chapter of the Book of Daniel, "A Dream of King," which explores the idea of human beings coming from nothing and going back to nothing. Kaal E. Suktae's collection featured basic colors of white and black, but each piece was either decked out with Western-style buckles or fun prints to minimally make a statement. 

Jarret's collection told a fairy-tale like story, as it was inspired by Snow White's alter ego, the witch queen. The bold colors and intricate patterns definitely spoke for themselves. 

Below are pictures from my backstage experience and of course, pictures of my favorite pieces. Can't wait till they hit stores!!!! 

[Outfit details] Dress: 



 Drape Front Midi Dress from Nordstrom

, Jean Jacket: 

Nasty Gal

, Sunglasses: 


, Bag: 


Kaal E. Suk Tae, SS16 [

Photo Credit: Dan Lecca]

Kaal E. Suk Tae, SS16 [

Photo Credit: Dan Lecca]

Jarret, SS16 [

Photo Credit: Dan Lecca]

Jarret, SS16 [

Photo Credit: Dan Lecca]