North West Is My Style Icon
North West Is My Style Icon

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Who is my favorite Kardashian, you ask? Is North West an answer? It might not be for most people, but it is for me. As a two-year-old, you would think this little girl wouldn’t be the envy of anyone. Well you’ve guessed wrong. I want everything she wears, and I want to style my outfits just like hers. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, notable parents in the fashion industry right now, have done amazing things with the way she wears her clothing and accessories, what colors she wears, and how the clothes fit on her. North basically looks just like a 20-year-old adult, and maybe that’s why I love her style so much. I feel like I can relate to what she’s wearing, and can see myself wearing all of it. We really have a lot in common. I swear, not only are our birthdays only 13 days apart in June, we also share a love for Disney (everything).

Before she was even born, the gifts from fashion designers such as Alexander Wang, Balmain, Stella McCartney, and Givenchy (just to name a few) had made her cooler and more fashionable than me. She wasn’t even one day old yet! You can say you want to covet someone’s wardrobe, but most girls would name a blogger like Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast or a celebrity like Alexa Chung to switch closets with. I know it’s a little weird to say that I’d switch closets with North West, but it’s true. So as the new year came around, I decided it was time to show my dedication to North and her outfits by recreating them with pieces that are easily accessible to all girls my age. The goal is to show you that she dresses so well, you’ll all want my verisons of her outfits to wear too. You might think some of her outfits are a little crazy, or feel like they aren’t accessible to you, but you’re very wrong. I think it’s time you ask yourself the ultimate question next time you’re getting dressed—“WWND”—or, What Would Nori Do? Check out the gallery for my North West inspired looks.

Linda Ramone Talks Fashion And Celebrating The Ramones' 40th Anniversary
Linda Ramone Talks Fashion And Celebrating The Ramones' 40th Anniversary

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This month marks the 40th anniversary of when the Ramones released their self-titled album, marking the way for punk music and culture everywhere to evolve. The Queens Museum in New York, along with the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, created an exhibit called Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk to celebrate both punk influence and the amazing Ramones. I got the inside scoop about the exhibit and all things Ramones, thanks to Linda Ramone, fashion icon and wife of the late Johnny Ramone.

Linda took me through the exhibit, pointing out all the amazing things she had donated, as well as pieces she was seeing for the first time. Highlights included a colorful wall of concert posters from throughout the Ramones' career, a wall of their personal clothing and insturments—and a wall with paintings done by Shepard Fairey. Not only are the Ramones iconic, they helped create a culture of amazing artists, musicians, creators and fashion designers. Everyone they touched left a mark on this time period, including Linda Ramone. She was behind all things Ramones, and still is. She's known for her amazing collection of fashion, her large list of one-of-a-kind celebrity friends, and her home, the "Ramone Ranch," where each room has a different theme. I got to talk with her about the exhibit, and her best fashion tips. Read on in the gallery ahead.

You were involved with curating what was in the Queens Museum exhibit right? Because it had a conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the first album?
Linda Ramone: Well I was asked to be involved. What happened was, it was an idea that Mark Miller had, like three or four years ago and it didn’t go through, and once again [I was asked to be involved] when he pursued it recently. Yes, we all had decided it would be good to do the museum together. It was very perfect and also The Grammy Museum wanted to do an exhibit with us. So what happened then was The Grammy Museum and the Queens Museum started partnering together. It just all turned out perfect and we felt it was important to open up in Queens first, because the Ramones are from Queens so it’s nice to start at home and then move to Los Angeles. It’s like everyone does in real life anyways—you live in New York and then you move to L.A.; when you want to retire you move to L.A. 

What was the hardest thing for you to give up to put into the exhibit?
LR:
 Johnny’s notebooks. I’ve never had anybody really touch them because there’s Johnny’s personal writings from beginning to end and I never really would want one to be missing... that and the Beatles Shea Stadium ticket. I mean it’s just like… you know... personal things, and the cadet belt you know? Giving a leather jacket, yeah, it’s personal, but it’s so “Ramones.” Taking down the Simpsons cell was a little heartbreaking but you want fans and you want people who just come out of curiosity to see stuff that’s cool. 

What's your favorite memory?
LR:
 Well it’s different because it’s two different times in my life. My favorite memory with Joey was recording End of the Century because Phil was just so amazing to Joey and me every day. My favorite memory with Johnny is the rest of my life, but getting married made Johnny a different person. All of a sudden… things that used to be his and mine were ours; he totally changed. Then we moved to L.A. where we were just retired totally and every day was just a fun day of having friends around and everything so he really got to enjoy his life.

Did the Ramones influence your style?
LR:
 No. I was already dressing up. The only thing was when I first started dating Joey I actually got to go shopping in places because I actually went to London. In the beginning I went to Lewis Leathers and I bought all fringe leather jackets in different colors. All the other girlfriends were only wearing black; I always wore colors. I went to Sacha and bought all those suede Beatle boots so I had all this cool stuff. I got to go to Vivienne Westwood and PX when the pirate look came out... so did anyone tell me how? No. I was always pretty much into dressing up. I had fashion friends.

What is your best fashion tip?
LR:
 To be yourself. I mean I love trends, and I love trends in the way that it shows people that this is what’s in. I think it’s good to have a trend because some people don’t know where to go at all. I think you should take that and put your own personality in everything, and that’s what I do no matter what. Like today I have on a new Saint Laurent bag. I really think Hedi is a great and is a visionary so I love all the Saint Laurent stuff. I have a lot of stuff made, like this cape, because I can’t find a red ultra-suede cape with pink lining. In the '60s, Carnaby Street, Granny Takes a Trip, and Rudi Gernreich had all great stuff. But now, no. I can’t go out right now and find that much great stuff. I like having things made and with the price point of fashion it's kind of hard to be very young and want to wear designer clothing. But you can find your own style and being an individual is so much better than being a follower. That's how I always looked at it.

Did Johnny Ramone love the way you dressed?
LR:
 Yes, but he definitley had his opinion. I would have to sometimes listen to it, unless he would be really upset. He was very into shoes and I liked boots. He always liked seeing my whole leg, but that’s a guy. I would definitely do shoe nights and the mini-mini was in for a long period of time. Johnny and I would go shopping at Trashy Lingerie in L.A. and I’d have all my dresses made and he’d sit there with Mitch on the couch (the owner) and measured exactly how short my dress would be. I never thought anybody else knew that or noticed it, but Dita Von Teese told me one day that she was in Trashy and she watched it. She said she couldn’t believe that someone was so into every little detail but that was Johnny, always even with that.

 

Street Style Stars Are Getting Upstaged By These Two 6-Year-Olds
Street Style Stars Are Getting Upstaged By These Two 6-Year-Olds

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It's no secret that having a kid comes with a lot of life changes, but one definite bonus is getting to dress your kids however you want. And since recent trends in children's clothes have reflected the same high fashion of adult brands, it's never been easier for kids to sport the latest styles. When I walk into stores like Zara or H&M, and I see the kids' clothing section, I'm almost jealous of some of the pieces hanging on the racks. (Lucky for me, I'm a pretty petite woman and can fit in some of these styles—hello, cheaper price points!)

So it should really be no surprise at all that some of the hottest street style stars right now are kids as young as six years old. Just like their contemporaries North West and Blue Ivy Carter, these kids are always dressed to the nines and have become a topic of conversation in the fashion industry and on social media. Recently, I got the chance to chat with two of the newest street style stars about their favorite fashion moments. Read on and get some inspiration for your next outfit.

Name: Coco // @coco_pinkprincess
Age: 6
Followers: 14,600
Hometown: Harajuku, Tokyo

Background: Coco's parents own a vintage store in Harajuku called FUNKTIQUE. Her Dad is the buyer for the store who purchases Coco's clothes mostly from the United States.

How do you feel about having so many followers on Instagram liking your outfits? 
I'm happy!

What's your favorite brand? 
I don't know yet.

Why do you think everyone loves your outfits? 
Because I'm a child, but I dress like an adult!

How does choosing your outfits make you feel? Does your family help you? 
It's fun and exciting! I choose clothes with my dad.

What's your favorite piece of clothing? 
My pink dress!

Do your friends like clothes the way you do? Do they dress like you? 
I don't know, but no one dresses like me.

Favorite hobbies? 
Playing Backgammon and Othello.

Favorite TV Show? 
Japanese funny drama shows.

Favorite Food? 
Hamburgers!

 

Name: Just Marcolino Claudio // @icyjust
Age: 6
Followers: 1,612
Hometown: East London

Does your family work in fashion? 
My dad used to display and work in Gucci, Selfridge's, Kenzo, and H&M a long time ago. My mom has good taste in clothes. My older brother Joel, 18, is a fashion photographer and creative director.

How do you feel about having so many publications and outlets taking your picture? 
Cool, because I was being really cute and I was wearing Gucci down to the socks. I felt really excited and really brave.

What's your favorite brand?
Supreme and Gucci.

Why do you think everyone loved taking your picture? 
It makes me feel like a man and I feel so cool.

Who helps you pick out your outfits? 
My family always helps me to look really good.

What's your favorite piece of clothing? 
My Gucci jackets, my Gucci hats, and my wellies.

Do your friends like clothes the way you do? Do they dress like you? 
All my friends think I look shiny and very cool. None of my friends dress like me. No way!

Favorite hobbies? 
I like to dance, rap, and sing quite a lot because my brother Jon, 11, dances all the time.

Favorite TV Show? 
Power Rangers.

Favorite Food? 
Strawberry laces are the best!

10 Korean Fashion Brands You Need To Know
10 Korean Fashion Brands You Need To Know

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I went to Seoul Fashion Week, and I fell in love—with the fashion, of course. How could I not? Not only has Seoul Fashion Week been growing for years now, but also the designers who show are truly unique, bringing something to the industry that's new even for been-there-done-that editors. The fashion in Seoul is bright, fun, and exciting, which was made all the more clear to me when I was able to see the brands in person and meet the designers. Plus, the street style there is to die for. Did I mention yet how much I love it all? I never wanted to come home.

But since I had to come back to New York, I've rounded up my 10 favorite brands from Seoul Fashion week, not only so that I can relive my fashion memories, but also so you guys can see for yourself how incredible Seoul Fashion Week really is. Meanwhile, I'm looking for a roommate in Seoul, if anyone wants to join me.

Fleamadonna: I was already in love with this brand before coming to Seoul, but I fell even more deeply with upon seeing their show, thanks to their new takes on suiting, ultra-wearable sequin looks, and adventurous moves, like showing faux-fur bras worn on the outside of shirts. Plus, their collaboration with Nike meant we spotted the newest Air Max Vapor walking down the runway, and it was an accessory that really worked for us.

Beyond Closet: Beyond Closet was a breath of fresh air, mixing streetwear with a certain preppiness. Think, varsity stripes and emblems mixed with athletic wear and stripes. The mix of bright colors in classic silhouettes like blazers and trousers really felt new. Add a hint of rockabilly, and you've got this collection down.

D'Antidote: This gender-fluid line is based on menswear, but successfully crosses over to womenswear. Like the name says, this brand is an antidote to fast fashion and luxury brands, providing the answer to the missing pieces in your closet. The best pieces of the collection were inspired by British punk and from the newly unveiled collaboration with Fila that resulted in some amazing puffer pants, jackets, and scarfs in bright blues and yellows.

Cres. E Dim.: Launched in 2009, this is the brand that blew me away, with its combination of streetwear, basics, and new silhouettes. The shining star of the collection was the deconstructed denim, including looks with layers of different washes, loose hems, and different kind of slits and cutouts. 

Kye: This brand is relatively well-known in the U.S., specifically in New York, because they show at New York Fashion Week. But I was naturally excited to see them showing in their home base of Seoul. V-Files, Gentle Monster and even Shu Uemura have done collaborations with the brand, and, this time, their partnership was with Nike that resulted in faux fur-adorned Air Force 1s. Kye is also great at experimenting with textures and prints, leading to some incredible combinations you'd never dream up for yourself, but that still make perfect aesthetic sense.

MÜNN: This menswear line is known for its mix of basics and stand-out pieces, and their Fall/Winter 2017 collection had amazingly thoughtful details. The jewelry and accessories were truly transgressive (think: Hood by Air), and the well-designed jackets, pants, and layer pieces created an incredibly cohesive collection. 

Supercomma B: This is a brand that knows to have fun; it closed night one of Seoul Fashion Week with a show that was, essentially, a party. The models danced down the runway, taking selfies, and doing Instagram Live video feeds; you just knew the brand was meant for a millennial. Known mostly for their sneakers, the ready-to-wear was super on-point, too, and the way the line plays with bright colors, streetwear merch basics, and great accessories makes it really covetable for both men and women.

Charm's: This brand is known all throughout Korea, thanks to a mix of branded clothing and fun, new silhouettes. With a front row consisting of K-Pop royalty and even a huge bear mascot, this was one of my favorite shows to attend. Plus, their capsule collection in collaboration with Kermit the Frog is amazing. Imagine: lime green acid wash denim, faux fur muppet-like jackets, and all-over printed pants. Miss Piggy is going to love it.

Antimatter: An underdog of Seoul Fashion Week, Antimatter blew me, and everyone else, away. With amazing workwear-inspired pieces, like vests, jumpsuits, and jackets, this utilitarian collection was one to beat. In neutral tones of gray, black, and a bit of camouflage, the Heron Preston x DSNY vibes were real, and we weren't mad at it.

The-Sirius: The most avant-garde collection to come out of Seoul Fashion Week, Sirius was a highlight of the shows I attended. Designed by Younchan Chung, who just recently won the prestigious International Fashion Showcase Designer from The British Fashion Council, this brand—and its designer—are rising stars, to say the least.

North West Is My Style Icon
Linda Ramone Talks Fashion And Celebrating The Ramones' 40th Anniversary
Street Style Stars Are Getting Upstaged By These Two 6-Year-Olds
10 Korean Fashion Brands You Need To Know
North West Is My Style Icon

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Who is my favorite Kardashian, you ask? Is North West an answer? It might not be for most people, but it is for me. As a two-year-old, you would think this little girl wouldn’t be the envy of anyone. Well you’ve guessed wrong. I want everything she wears, and I want to style my outfits just like hers. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, notable parents in the fashion industry right now, have done amazing things with the way she wears her clothing and accessories, what colors she wears, and how the clothes fit on her. North basically looks just like a 20-year-old adult, and maybe that’s why I love her style so much. I feel like I can relate to what she’s wearing, and can see myself wearing all of it. We really have a lot in common. I swear, not only are our birthdays only 13 days apart in June, we also share a love for Disney (everything).

Before she was even born, the gifts from fashion designers such as Alexander Wang, Balmain, Stella McCartney, and Givenchy (just to name a few) had made her cooler and more fashionable than me. She wasn’t even one day old yet! You can say you want to covet someone’s wardrobe, but most girls would name a blogger like Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast or a celebrity like Alexa Chung to switch closets with. I know it’s a little weird to say that I’d switch closets with North West, but it’s true. So as the new year came around, I decided it was time to show my dedication to North and her outfits by recreating them with pieces that are easily accessible to all girls my age. The goal is to show you that she dresses so well, you’ll all want my verisons of her outfits to wear too. You might think some of her outfits are a little crazy, or feel like they aren’t accessible to you, but you’re very wrong. I think it’s time you ask yourself the ultimate question next time you’re getting dressed—“WWND”—or, What Would Nori Do? Check out the gallery for my North West inspired looks.

Linda Ramone Talks Fashion And Celebrating The Ramones' 40th Anniversary

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This month marks the 40th anniversary of when the Ramones released their self-titled album, marking the way for punk music and culture everywhere to evolve. The Queens Museum in New York, along with the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, created an exhibit called Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk to celebrate both punk influence and the amazing Ramones. I got the inside scoop about the exhibit and all things Ramones, thanks to Linda Ramone, fashion icon and wife of the late Johnny Ramone.

Linda took me through the exhibit, pointing out all the amazing things she had donated, as well as pieces she was seeing for the first time. Highlights included a colorful wall of concert posters from throughout the Ramones' career, a wall of their personal clothing and insturments—and a wall with paintings done by Shepard Fairey. Not only are the Ramones iconic, they helped create a culture of amazing artists, musicians, creators and fashion designers. Everyone they touched left a mark on this time period, including Linda Ramone. She was behind all things Ramones, and still is. She's known for her amazing collection of fashion, her large list of one-of-a-kind celebrity friends, and her home, the "Ramone Ranch," where each room has a different theme. I got to talk with her about the exhibit, and her best fashion tips. Read on in the gallery ahead.

You were involved with curating what was in the Queens Museum exhibit right? Because it had a conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the first album?
Linda Ramone: Well I was asked to be involved. What happened was, it was an idea that Mark Miller had, like three or four years ago and it didn’t go through, and once again [I was asked to be involved] when he pursued it recently. Yes, we all had decided it would be good to do the museum together. It was very perfect and also The Grammy Museum wanted to do an exhibit with us. So what happened then was The Grammy Museum and the Queens Museum started partnering together. It just all turned out perfect and we felt it was important to open up in Queens first, because the Ramones are from Queens so it’s nice to start at home and then move to Los Angeles. It’s like everyone does in real life anyways—you live in New York and then you move to L.A.; when you want to retire you move to L.A. 

What was the hardest thing for you to give up to put into the exhibit?
LR:
 Johnny’s notebooks. I’ve never had anybody really touch them because there’s Johnny’s personal writings from beginning to end and I never really would want one to be missing... that and the Beatles Shea Stadium ticket. I mean it’s just like… you know... personal things, and the cadet belt you know? Giving a leather jacket, yeah, it’s personal, but it’s so “Ramones.” Taking down the Simpsons cell was a little heartbreaking but you want fans and you want people who just come out of curiosity to see stuff that’s cool. 

What's your favorite memory?
LR:
 Well it’s different because it’s two different times in my life. My favorite memory with Joey was recording End of the Century because Phil was just so amazing to Joey and me every day. My favorite memory with Johnny is the rest of my life, but getting married made Johnny a different person. All of a sudden… things that used to be his and mine were ours; he totally changed. Then we moved to L.A. where we were just retired totally and every day was just a fun day of having friends around and everything so he really got to enjoy his life.

Did the Ramones influence your style?
LR:
 No. I was already dressing up. The only thing was when I first started dating Joey I actually got to go shopping in places because I actually went to London. In the beginning I went to Lewis Leathers and I bought all fringe leather jackets in different colors. All the other girlfriends were only wearing black; I always wore colors. I went to Sacha and bought all those suede Beatle boots so I had all this cool stuff. I got to go to Vivienne Westwood and PX when the pirate look came out... so did anyone tell me how? No. I was always pretty much into dressing up. I had fashion friends.

What is your best fashion tip?
LR:
 To be yourself. I mean I love trends, and I love trends in the way that it shows people that this is what’s in. I think it’s good to have a trend because some people don’t know where to go at all. I think you should take that and put your own personality in everything, and that’s what I do no matter what. Like today I have on a new Saint Laurent bag. I really think Hedi is a great and is a visionary so I love all the Saint Laurent stuff. I have a lot of stuff made, like this cape, because I can’t find a red ultra-suede cape with pink lining. In the '60s, Carnaby Street, Granny Takes a Trip, and Rudi Gernreich had all great stuff. But now, no. I can’t go out right now and find that much great stuff. I like having things made and with the price point of fashion it's kind of hard to be very young and want to wear designer clothing. But you can find your own style and being an individual is so much better than being a follower. That's how I always looked at it.

Did Johnny Ramone love the way you dressed?
LR:
 Yes, but he definitley had his opinion. I would have to sometimes listen to it, unless he would be really upset. He was very into shoes and I liked boots. He always liked seeing my whole leg, but that’s a guy. I would definitely do shoe nights and the mini-mini was in for a long period of time. Johnny and I would go shopping at Trashy Lingerie in L.A. and I’d have all my dresses made and he’d sit there with Mitch on the couch (the owner) and measured exactly how short my dress would be. I never thought anybody else knew that or noticed it, but Dita Von Teese told me one day that she was in Trashy and she watched it. She said she couldn’t believe that someone was so into every little detail but that was Johnny, always even with that.

 

Street Style Stars Are Getting Upstaged By These Two 6-Year-Olds

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It's no secret that having a kid comes with a lot of life changes, but one definite bonus is getting to dress your kids however you want. And since recent trends in children's clothes have reflected the same high fashion of adult brands, it's never been easier for kids to sport the latest styles. When I walk into stores like Zara or H&M, and I see the kids' clothing section, I'm almost jealous of some of the pieces hanging on the racks. (Lucky for me, I'm a pretty petite woman and can fit in some of these styles—hello, cheaper price points!)

So it should really be no surprise at all that some of the hottest street style stars right now are kids as young as six years old. Just like their contemporaries North West and Blue Ivy Carter, these kids are always dressed to the nines and have become a topic of conversation in the fashion industry and on social media. Recently, I got the chance to chat with two of the newest street style stars about their favorite fashion moments. Read on and get some inspiration for your next outfit.

Name: Coco // @coco_pinkprincess
Age: 6
Followers: 14,600
Hometown: Harajuku, Tokyo

Background: Coco's parents own a vintage store in Harajuku called FUNKTIQUE. Her Dad is the buyer for the store who purchases Coco's clothes mostly from the United States.

How do you feel about having so many followers on Instagram liking your outfits? 
I'm happy!

What's your favorite brand? 
I don't know yet.

Why do you think everyone loves your outfits? 
Because I'm a child, but I dress like an adult!

How does choosing your outfits make you feel? Does your family help you? 
It's fun and exciting! I choose clothes with my dad.

What's your favorite piece of clothing? 
My pink dress!

Do your friends like clothes the way you do? Do they dress like you? 
I don't know, but no one dresses like me.

Favorite hobbies? 
Playing Backgammon and Othello.

Favorite TV Show? 
Japanese funny drama shows.

Favorite Food? 
Hamburgers!

 

Name: Just Marcolino Claudio // @icyjust
Age: 6
Followers: 1,612
Hometown: East London

Does your family work in fashion? 
My dad used to display and work in Gucci, Selfridge's, Kenzo, and H&M a long time ago. My mom has good taste in clothes. My older brother Joel, 18, is a fashion photographer and creative director.

How do you feel about having so many publications and outlets taking your picture? 
Cool, because I was being really cute and I was wearing Gucci down to the socks. I felt really excited and really brave.

What's your favorite brand?
Supreme and Gucci.

Why do you think everyone loved taking your picture? 
It makes me feel like a man and I feel so cool.

Who helps you pick out your outfits? 
My family always helps me to look really good.

What's your favorite piece of clothing? 
My Gucci jackets, my Gucci hats, and my wellies.

Do your friends like clothes the way you do? Do they dress like you? 
All my friends think I look shiny and very cool. None of my friends dress like me. No way!

Favorite hobbies? 
I like to dance, rap, and sing quite a lot because my brother Jon, 11, dances all the time.

Favorite TV Show? 
Power Rangers.

Favorite Food? 
Strawberry laces are the best!

10 Korean Fashion Brands You Need To Know

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I went to Seoul Fashion Week, and I fell in love—with the fashion, of course. How could I not? Not only has Seoul Fashion Week been growing for years now, but also the designers who show are truly unique, bringing something to the industry that's new even for been-there-done-that editors. The fashion in Seoul is bright, fun, and exciting, which was made all the more clear to me when I was able to see the brands in person and meet the designers. Plus, the street style there is to die for. Did I mention yet how much I love it all? I never wanted to come home.

But since I had to come back to New York, I've rounded up my 10 favorite brands from Seoul Fashion week, not only so that I can relive my fashion memories, but also so you guys can see for yourself how incredible Seoul Fashion Week really is. Meanwhile, I'm looking for a roommate in Seoul, if anyone wants to join me.

Fleamadonna: I was already in love with this brand before coming to Seoul, but I fell even more deeply with upon seeing their show, thanks to their new takes on suiting, ultra-wearable sequin looks, and adventurous moves, like showing faux-fur bras worn on the outside of shirts. Plus, their collaboration with Nike meant we spotted the newest Air Max Vapor walking down the runway, and it was an accessory that really worked for us.

Beyond Closet: Beyond Closet was a breath of fresh air, mixing streetwear with a certain preppiness. Think, varsity stripes and emblems mixed with athletic wear and stripes. The mix of bright colors in classic silhouettes like blazers and trousers really felt new. Add a hint of rockabilly, and you've got this collection down.

D'Antidote: This gender-fluid line is based on menswear, but successfully crosses over to womenswear. Like the name says, this brand is an antidote to fast fashion and luxury brands, providing the answer to the missing pieces in your closet. The best pieces of the collection were inspired by British punk and from the newly unveiled collaboration with Fila that resulted in some amazing puffer pants, jackets, and scarfs in bright blues and yellows.

Cres. E Dim.: Launched in 2009, this is the brand that blew me away, with its combination of streetwear, basics, and new silhouettes. The shining star of the collection was the deconstructed denim, including looks with layers of different washes, loose hems, and different kind of slits and cutouts. 

Kye: This brand is relatively well-known in the U.S., specifically in New York, because they show at New York Fashion Week. But I was naturally excited to see them showing in their home base of Seoul. V-Files, Gentle Monster and even Shu Uemura have done collaborations with the brand, and, this time, their partnership was with Nike that resulted in faux fur-adorned Air Force 1s. Kye is also great at experimenting with textures and prints, leading to some incredible combinations you'd never dream up for yourself, but that still make perfect aesthetic sense.

MÜNN: This menswear line is known for its mix of basics and stand-out pieces, and their Fall/Winter 2017 collection had amazingly thoughtful details. The jewelry and accessories were truly transgressive (think: Hood by Air), and the well-designed jackets, pants, and layer pieces created an incredibly cohesive collection. 

Supercomma B: This is a brand that knows to have fun; it closed night one of Seoul Fashion Week with a show that was, essentially, a party. The models danced down the runway, taking selfies, and doing Instagram Live video feeds; you just knew the brand was meant for a millennial. Known mostly for their sneakers, the ready-to-wear was super on-point, too, and the way the line plays with bright colors, streetwear merch basics, and great accessories makes it really covetable for both men and women.

Charm's: This brand is known all throughout Korea, thanks to a mix of branded clothing and fun, new silhouettes. With a front row consisting of K-Pop royalty and even a huge bear mascot, this was one of my favorite shows to attend. Plus, their capsule collection in collaboration with Kermit the Frog is amazing. Imagine: lime green acid wash denim, faux fur muppet-like jackets, and all-over printed pants. Miss Piggy is going to love it.

Antimatter: An underdog of Seoul Fashion Week, Antimatter blew me, and everyone else, away. With amazing workwear-inspired pieces, like vests, jumpsuits, and jackets, this utilitarian collection was one to beat. In neutral tones of gray, black, and a bit of camouflage, the Heron Preston x DSNY vibes were real, and we weren't mad at it.

The-Sirius: The most avant-garde collection to come out of Seoul Fashion Week, Sirius was a highlight of the shows I attended. Designed by Younchan Chung, who just recently won the prestigious International Fashion Showcase Designer from The British Fashion Council, this brand—and its designer—are rising stars, to say the least.

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