The shows were again populated by South Korean celebrities, although at least one designer didn’t invite any.
Fashion Kode, Korea’s biannual fashion wholesale and culture event, kicked off in Seoul last week.
South Korea has seen a drastic decrease in Chinese visitors over a matter of weeks.
Experts say former president Park Geun-hye’s impeachment will have little impact on the South Korean economy.
China has reportedly told travel agencies to cancel group trips to South Korea as tensions grow over a planned missile deployment program.
Celebrities have fronted for brands such as Gucci, Calvin Klein and Esprit, but China’s apparent ban on South Korean entertainment and celebrity appearances could force some brands to tweak their strategies.
Political scandal weighs on the South Korean economy.
The designer is making the rounds in Asia, hanging out with Kate Hudson, dispensing sound bites on Melania Trump and snagging a namesake orchid.
Organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency, the government’s creative industry promoters, the seasonal event hosted over 80 different local and international fashion brands and exhibitors.