Seoul Fashion Week is in full swing as of right now, and it has definitely been an interesting experience so far. NYFW also had this feeling the very first time I went as well. It was the same feeling a ferret would get when it finds a shiny object. It’s an invaluable feeling that one could not put a price on.
From the out of the ordinary street style, and of course the attractive models walking around. How could there even be a downside to walking around and seeing all the beautiful people? Well for one thing, I don’t know, the huge crowds of press and photographers shooting these avid fashion forward individuals, including myself I suppose. People intentionally dress up for this occasion, in sometimes the most outrageous clothing. Meaning, taking public transportation from point a to b, and receiving strange looks from all of those disinterested in fashion or the event taking place.
In my own opinion, I find it quite hilarious when people stare. I actually make up strange stories sometimes wondering what kind of things are taking place in their closed little minds. Anyways moving on I suppose as a “westerner,” it apparently means I am fair game for interviews as an outside perspective. Being the shy person I am, thinking of answers to all of the same exact questions really actually made me think later in the day. Which is even more frightening is that almost every interviewer used the same exact question. What is even scarier is that I can not believe I remembered every single question…. Scratch that, what is scariest, is that I hope I don’t see any of the videos of me being interviewed… I tend to babble like a nob when unprepared, and thinking about those interviews make me cringe a little.
Question two: “What made you come to Korea? Was it just for SFW?”
No, there are plenty of reasons I’ve come to Seoul, such as returning to visit friends, view art galleries, work, and yes attend FW.
Question three: “What is your favorite brand at SFW?”
I mean, I am unfamiliar with all of these brands, but I have followed a couple for a while now, and I’ve enjoyed YCH, RocketxLunch, Pushbutton, and I am looking forward to KYE.
Question four: “Can you describe your style? Your outfit is quite fashion relevant., but not so out there”
I’m not quite sure what you mean by, “out there?” …… But I’m not really trying to stand out for the most part. In addition to that I like to pay attention to smaller details for the most part. Hmm, little things here and there but since my career is dressing other people, I guess I do not pay much attention to my own style. I should probably be more aware about how I dress, but it does not cross my mind all that often. I hope to experiment more in the future and develop my own personal style. Just the same how I dress clients and models.
Question Five: “What are your thoughts about what fashion is? Can one with no knowledge become fashionable? Or is it something you must have instinctively?”
I honestly feel like fashion is one of the most subjective things a person can experience. There is no right or wrong, and that is all opinion based on an individuals personal preference. It’s like a grey area that can be interpreted in multiple ways. I also feel like it can be a mix of learning, as well as a little bit of instinct. Fashion is forever changing in a way that, all trends recycle itself. There is no such thing as originality anymore. I am honestly not really sure how to answer this question without giving you a full dissertation on the subject. Addressing if one can learn fashion? Of course, FW is a way forecasters learn new trends, and of course you can inspire yourself through those individuals reviews, tips, and the obvious… photo reference ^_^
As the fashion forward crow like to be part of the attention of Fashion Week, they work quite hard on the outfit selections for the week. Some custom design it, and some spend hours styling it and figuring out how they can captivate and audience, and photographers of course! I hope you enjoyed part one of the SFW streetwear reflection part one.
What inspires you as a fashion lover? And what kinds of styles and trends do you currently enjoy? (; I look forward to read some of your answers.