Today we have the pleasure to introduce you to Eunmi Kwon, a designer from South Korea. Her collection will be presented during the Fashion Shows.
Hello! Where do you come from?
I am from the Republic of Korea.
What is your field of specialisation?
Where are you based?
I'm based in London. That's where I worked the most so far.
What inspires you in general?
Various art exhibitions.
What place or city do you find inspiring?
What is found behind cities.
What is it like to be a young designer in your city/country?
Korean fashion has been doing good with business. The social environment has been getting more supportive and better, but is still relatively poor for fashion artists.
Concept taking fashion & art together and my personal fancy for Dutch art & design.
What is the concept behind your latest collection?
Illusion, inspired by Anthony Mccall’s Light installation, causing a movement of perception.
Describe you collection/creation in three words.
Conceptual, eclectic, and androgynous.
Did you always want to work in the field of fashion?
Can you remember the first piece you designed?
No way. I couldn’t define what was a designed piece because I made a lot of trivial design pieces.
Do you have a muse? If yes, who is it and why?
Lots of fine arts and choreographers, especially Dutch, Belgian and German ones.
What kind of feeling do you want to transfer with your latest collection/creation?
Fun & avant-garde.
What is on your playlist when you are working?
Electronic and alternative rock.
What book shaped you?
"The Ants" by Bernard Werber.
Who is your favourite fashion designer?
I love many, but especially Maison Martin Margiela and Issey Miyake because both do more than fashion.
What is the latest thing you bought for yourself?
A travel ticket.
What is your favourite fairy tale and why?
Pippi Longstocking because I like her big mouth.
If your life were a song what would the title be?
What made you smile today?
Pippi’s smile on Youtube.
Twitter or Instagram?
I am into both: @eerieemmi
What is your definition of style?
One’s way of thinking or communicating.
What has been the greatest experience in your "fashion" career so far?
Having many interviews with labels of famous designers, although most of them failed.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Don’t expect and just wait!