K–Fashion Odyssey is our second exhibition featuring extraordinary avant-garde Korean fashion designers that have recently come into the spotlight. The first, A New Space Around the Body–Emerging Korean Fashion Designers, won the British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase (IFS) Emerging Talent Award 2012 for Best Project at London Fashion Week.
K–Fashion Odyssey presents work by Chloe Kim, Gigi Jeehyun Jung, Hyein Seo, Narae Park and Rejina Pyo. These award-winning designers are graduates of some of the most prestigious fashion schools from across Europe. This new wave of Korean fashion holds an exceptionally high aesthetic value. Through five varied installations presenting film, garments and headdresses, the exhibition offers stories and hypothetical worlds from the newest and brightest experimental talents and their Korean roots. The installations have been developed from conversations between the exhibition-makers, Sofia Hedman & Serge Martynov, and the designers.