Discover the work of Korea's Fashion Pioneer Jin Teok
Jin Te Ok
Jin Te Ok has become the first Korean designer for prêt-à-porter. She is also the only Korean designer to have been selected by Phaidon, the British publishing company as one of the ‘20th Century Fashion Designers’. The exhibition ‘Anthology’ is a collection of the ‘poems’ of Jin Te Ok’s 50 years’ experience as a designer with the theme having been influenced by nature and daily life.
The four mannequins are dressed in 1999 S/S collections - the luxurious looks of Hwal clothing (활옷) and the carefree looks of denim cause a clash in the visuals. Jin Te Ok's clothing made of traditional Korean embroidery and vividly bright colors marked a significant milestone in her fashion history.
The seven mannequins are dressed in 2015 S/S collections - For a collection as light as air, Jin Te Ok introduced a material called air mesh to the world of high fashion. The contrast in texture of mesh and lace, the balance of white and beige, and the parallelism of transparency and opaqueness was used to modernize her collections.
The mannequins are dressed in 2005 S/S collections - An image taking after the brightness of early morning dew or a child’s tear, beads shining as bright as diamonds, fringes that look like it belongs on a show girl’s outfit. All these details were rhythmically put together to display pure femininity.
Photo by: Lee Jongkeun
Directing by: Seo Young Hee
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