Fashion has always been used to express how we feel, who we are, and much more. Some tend to look outside the box to stand out, while others might go with the flow. Korean Fashion meets all expectations plus more. One doesn’t have to look far to know Korea is taking the world by storm in many ways. Korean fashion is slowly and steadily making its mark worldwide, and Korean designer brands are rising. A few brands have made a name for themselves in the last few years.
So if you enjoyed reading the Top Korean Fashion Brands you need to know for 2023, here are the 5 Rising Korean designer brands you should know.
In the last few years, Minjukim has risen in ways she didn’t even imagine. Winning several design-related awards and the first winner on Netflix’s Next in Fashion. Turned into a Korean designer’s dream, she is proving that this is only the beginning for her. Her unique designs, which could be described as fairytale-like with a little modern twist, make her one of Korea’s most sought luxury brands. Famous for her bold silhouette with a feminine touch, you’ll love her colors and playful patterns. She doesn’t follow trends in the industry but instead looks at the ever-changing world we live in to set her trends. She, of course, has worked with BTS, and even Kim Kardashian has one or two pieces of her’s in her closet.
We11done was created by the duo Dami Kawon and Jessica Jung. They wanted to launch a unique high-end brand. With the previous success of running the fashion store Rare Market, We11done has surpassed its predecessor by reaching the global market. We11done styles are androgynous with a street and sophisticated look; its latest line has many unique types with many oversize choices. This brand has been so successful that it appeared in Paris Fashion week. They also have started filming their fashion shows and posting them on their website and social media, so everyone gets a chance to see their work.
This brand brings classic and modern in a simple yet beautiful way together. Its designer, Yoon Hongmi is known for blending silhouettes with new patterns. As well as do it in a very effortless way. Her shoes and handbags are uniquely designed to fit any outfit without looking dull. Their color choices also range into a sophisticated palette of colors that can not disappoint. The brand is known for its delicate yet sophisticated look. It is one of the fastest-rising Korean designers brands out there.
KYE is a Korean designer brand for both men and women. Its founder Kathleen Hanhee Kye focuses on innovative and extraordinary aesthetic designs. A style that represents the modern generation and its sentiments. All while delivering elements of diversity and a sense of optimism. KYE prides itself on being the leading young brand and having influential young designers in Korea. This brand has a unique sense of style with a modern look that keeps one looking bold. KYE is definitely for those who love to look fashionable but stay comfortable at the same time. Artists like Rhianna, Kylie Jenner, CL, Rita Ora, and so many more love this brand.
Gentle Monster has the trendiest eyeglasses on the market. They pride itself on being a luxurious yet experimental eyewear brand. Their designs create a smaller face making them more prevalent among women, with their dark oversize frames being the signature look. They strive to astonish the world with five main focuses: product, space, styling, cultural redesign, and technology. Their fame rose after the actress Jun Ji Hyun wore a pair in the K-drama “You came from the Star.” Artists like Riannah and Bad Bunny have worn them to complete many iconic looks. As well as Korean artists like Jennie from Blackpink and Jimin from BTS. It is one of the few Korean designer brands that leverage its network within the K-pop industry.