5 K-Pop Ready Styles Straight From Concept Korea's S/S 2018 Collection

Maye Musk walks the runway for the Concept Korea show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York City.

It may be New York Fashion Week, but at Concept Korea’s show on Friday the runway reflected Seoul’s sensibly modish taste thanks to the Spring / Summer 2018 collections from Greedilous by Younhee Park and LIE by Lee Chung Chung.

Bedecked in brightly colored art inspired by the work of Brazilian artist Bruno Novelli and James Cameron’s Avatar, Greedilous’ Botanic Exotica line and LIE’s perfectly imperfect collection, the catwalk was covered in clothing and accessories fit for K-pop’s most fashion-forward stars.

Flowing Athleisure

Sporty and sophisticated, both collections blended the line between loungewear and high-fashion. LIE’s ‘80s inspiration paired nylyon windbreaker-inspired blazers and terry cloth hoodies with playfully styled skirts and delicately patterned shorts, while Greedilous emphasized feminine silhouettes with sporty accessories, like baseball caps and large backpacks. 

 

Models walk the runway for the Concept Korea show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York.

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Models walk the runway for the Concept Korea show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York.

 

Wooden Touches

 

Always looking for the next embellishment, K-pop was months ahead of chokers and the tassel earring trends, and it looks like wood may be the next accent if this chic look from LIE hints to The Next Big Thing. The designer incorporated sleek blocks of wood into this festive cat-eared purse for a look that's altogether playful and refined. 

A model walks the runway for the Concept Korea show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York City.

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A model walks the runway for the Concept Korea show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York City.

 

Flourishing Ruffles

 

Gentling touches of ruffles were featured in both collections, with designs undulating as the models walked the runway. The waves both softened and animated, making the dramatic flare of each line all that more impactful. 

Models walk the runway for the Concept Korea show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York City.

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Models walk the runway for the Concept Korea show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York City.

 

Color Popping

 

Neon nods to the ‘80s highlighted LIE’s collection, and were offset by muted hues to draw the eye in for a burst of color amidst feminine athleisure. Meanwhile, Greedilous’ line was all about the color, with a primary hue dominating each patterned design.

A model walks the runway for the Concept Korea show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York City.EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

Pointed Verbiage

Reclaiming the idea of imperfection with its very ethos, LIE’s line featured boldly printed words on garments, tacked onto shoes, hanging off of keychain-esque tags, and written on their eyelids with phrases like “Perfectly Imperfect,” “Believe,” and the brand's name. 69-year-old model (and mother of SpaceX’s Elon) Maye Musk highlighted the impactful message of Lee’s line with a white outfit bearing the words “I’m Perfect.”  

A model prepares backstage at the Concept Korea fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York City. 

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A model prepares backstage at the Concept Korea fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on Sept. 8, 2017 in New York City.