Concept Korea – Spring 2015 – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-New York


Korean Mens Wear Designer – Taeyong Ko, behind Beyond Closet

New York Fashion Week, Korean Fashion for Men
The driving force behind Beyond Closet’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection is “New Orange Boy,” which is a Korean term that was used to describe the excessive consumption of wealthy kids in Gangham (Seoul’s most lavish neighbourhood) in the 1990’s. This generation was well known for their debaucherous ways and excessive purchases of luxury high end goods and cars. Beyond Closet reinvents this notion, contrary to the old “Orange Boy,”; that the“New Orange Boy” represents the new generation, who are independent of family wealth, striving to make an effort to live their own lives.

About Concept Korea

Concept Korea is a collaborative project to promote Korean fashion designers, assisting them to break into the U.S. fashion market. Concept Korea is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of The Republic of Korea and Korea Creative Contents Agency. Concept Korea began of 2010, and this F/W 2015 season marks the organization’s eleventh time showing at New York Fashion Week..

Showcasing a number of designers from Korea, Taeyong Ko, talented designer behind Beyond Closet label, show casing his menswear brand that offers classic items reinterpreted for men in their 20’s and 30’s, a mix of practical, sophisticated and distinguished pieces. Garments can be purchased from his site.

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