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K11 Atelier, office tower and phase one of Victoria Dockside

Real Estate

Hong Kong’s Victoria Dockside Unveils Phase One

K11 Atelier, office tower and phase one of the Victoria Dockside, opens to record-breaking rents.

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Miss Gee Collection's take on South Korea's Metoo movement

Designer and Luxury

The Sartorial Is Political at Seoul Fashion Week

#MeToo and South Korean reunification-inspired collections hit the runways, while Chinese visitors remained at an all-time low.

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Cafe 24 chief executive officer Jaesuk Lee.

Business Features

Korea Aims to Take Its E-commerce Global

Following its IPO, South Korea’s “Shopify,” Cafe 24, continues to promote K-fashion and prepares for a launch in Japan.

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The Pyeongchang Winter Games kicked off on Feb. 9.

Business Features

High Hopes and Concerns for South Korean Winter Olympics

While the North Korean delegation has drawn considerable buzz, experts are uncertain about Chinese tourism and retail spending.

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Kpop star Yoona Lim at a fan meet-and-greet for fashion brand HConnect in Taiwan.

Business Features

The Transcultural Appeal of the K-Wave

The universal appeal and of South Korean pop culture movements have launched a new era of lifestyle trends and multicultural ambassadors in Asia.

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Buyers visit a booth at the Intercharm Beauty Expo Korea show in Seoul.

Beauty Features

K Beauty Fair Looks to Russia for Much-needed Diversification

South Korea’s Intercharm Beauty Expo Korea linked up with Russian buyers and beauty brands in an effort to reach new markets.

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Samsung-owned contemporary womenswear brand Kuho launched its first flagship store in Seoul.

Retail

Kuho Unveils Flagship in Seoul

Samsung-owned women’s wear brand Kuho has opened its 67th store in South Korea.

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Designer and Luxury

Seoul Fashion Week Sees Tailoring Wave

Amid a visit from Hillary Clinton and a North Korean nuclear threat, Seoul Fashion Week saw the usual K-pop trends but also a return to tailoring.

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Ambush Spring 2018

Designer and Luxury

Japanese Streetwear Brand Ambush Talks Culture and Appropriation

LVMH Prize finalist and founder of fashion brand Ambush Yoon Ahn talks about hip-hop stereotypes and a new generation of transcultural fashion.

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South Korean megamalls will have to close twice a month from next year as the government moves to protect small retailers.

Retail

Mega-Malls in South Korea Ordered to Close Twice Monthly

Starting next year, Lotte World Mall, Shinsegae Starfield and other major malls will shutter twice a month due to new government regulations to help small businesses.

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The Chanel Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition in Seoul.

Designer and Luxury

Chanel Opens Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition in Seoul

The French fashion house brings its legacy of haute couture, fine jewelry and Chanel No. 5 to South Korea.

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Designer and Luxury

Louis Vuitton Links With Kakao Talk in South Korea for Exhibit

The partnership is part of the latest incarnation of the brand’s “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” historical travel-themed exhibition.

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Jewelry

Fondation Cartier ‘Highlights’ Exhibit Bows in Seoul

Cartier SA’s Fondation Cartier partnered with Seoul Museum of Art to bring international and local artists together in the exhibition.

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SteveJ & YoniP x MAC Cosmetics Collaboration Fall 2017.

Color Cosmetics

MAC Beauty Meets K-Fashion

The Estée Lauder makeup brand partners with its first Korean designer label, Steve J & Yoni P.

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Beauty Features

Strife With China Seems Not to Dampen Tourist Demand for Korean Plastic Surgery

Despite a drop in Chinese visitors, South Korean plastic surgery is still popular among Chinese medical tourists.

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