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Seoul Fashion Week Fall 2017

Designer and Luxury

Seoul Fashion Week Shows Off Styles From Hip-Hop to Cartoons

The shows were again populated by South Korean celebrities, although at least one designer didn’t invite any.

clock April 6, 2017Crystal Tai

Designer and Luxury

South Korean Fashion Trade Fair Showcases Kpop and Street Style

Fashion Kode, Korea’s biannual fashion wholesale and culture event, kicked off in Seoul last week.

clock April 5, 2017Crystal Tai

Government and Trade

South Korean Industries Hit Hard by THAAD

Alongside tourism and retail, South Korea’s entertainment sector suffers major loss due to diplomatic tensions with China.

clock March 23, 2017Crystal Tai

Lotte Group is under pressure on two fronts - a possible decline in Chinese tourism and South Korea's ongoing political scandal.

Retail

Lotte Group Corruption Trial Begins

Lotte Group’s chairman and family members are under trial for their roles in connection with South Korea’s presidential scandal.

clock March 20, 2017Crystal Tai

Retail

China’s Travel Ban Hurting South Korean Tourism and Retail

South Korea has seen a drastic decrease in Chinese visitors over a matter of weeks.

clock March 18, 2017Crystal Tai

H&M & Other Stories

Retail

Lifestyle Brand & Other Stories Launches in Seoul

Women’s wear retailer & Other Stories opens its first Asia flagship in South Korea.

clock March 13, 2017Crystal Tai

South Koreans gather while holding candles to celebrate after the court's ruling on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in downtown Gwanghwamun in Seoul, South Korea, 10 March 2017. Impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye is to be permanently removed from office after the Constitutional Court announced its ruling on 10 March. A snap election is expected to take place in early May 2017.Court announces ruling on South Korean President Park impeachment, Seoul, Korea - 10 Mar 2017

Financial

Park’s Impeachment No Cause for Concern, Economists Say

Experts say former president Park Geun-hye’s impeachment will have little impact on the South Korean economy.

clock March 10, 2017Crystal Tai

Lotte Group is under pressure on two fronts - a possible decline in Chinese tourism and South Korea's ongoing political scandal.

Retail

South Korean Retailers Seen Impacted as China Tensions Grow

China has reportedly told travel agencies to cancel group trips to South Korea as tensions grow over a planned missile deployment program.

clock March 3, 2017Crystal Tai

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Fashion Features

South Korean Stars Fronting Brands in China Face an Uncertain Future

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.

clock December 7, 2016Crystal Tai

Retail

Korean Retail Sales Grow 8.4% in October

The retail industry is showing resiliency in a county rocked by political turmoil.

clock November 29, 2016Crystal Tai

Beauty Features

Lotte, Samsung Mum On Reported Corruption Raids

Prosecutors have raided the Seoul offices of the companies to investigate their alleged connections to the nation’s ongoing presidential corruption scandal.

clock November 24, 2016Crystal Tai

Business Features

South Koreans Still Shopping in Spite of Bleak National Outlook

Political scandal weighs on the South Korean economy.

clock November 21, 2016Crystal Tai

Michael Kors in Korea

Designer and Luxury

Michael Kors: On Singapore, Seoul and the Politics of Style

The designer is making the rounds in Asia, hanging out with Kate Hudson, dispensing sound bites on Melania Trump and snagging a namesake orchid.

clock November 15, 2016Amanda Kaiser

Event attendees at the Kode fair in Seoul.

Other

Fashion Kode Show in Seoul Highlights Street Style, Casualwear

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.

clock October 25, 2016Crystal Tai

Seoul Fashion Week Spring 2017

Designer and Luxury

Seoul Fashion Week Delivers Goth, K-Pop Stars

The event, held at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, drew Girls Generation’s Seohyun; model and reality TV star Cha Seung-won, and more.

clock October 24, 2016Crystal Tai

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