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KOREA : WELCOMING SPRING

abigail Papilaya

 

It's 07.30 AM and freezing. At least for us, coming from a warm country with only two distinct seasons, dry season and monsoon season.

We have just arrived at Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea. We are here because our sister brand, SOE Jakarta, has been selected to present their Fall/Winter 2017 collection at Fashion Kode, Seoul, in collaboration with Samsung Galaxy, and  alex[a]lexa will be supporting them with our footwear collection. 

Now back to the weather, while Seoul is classed as having a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, summer, winter, spring and autumn. Many say, the most pleasant seasons, for most people in the city are spring and autumn, when azure blue skies and comfortable temperatures are regular. 

As if the city wanted to attest the theory, as we walked out of the airport, it was indeed freezing yet it was pleasant. The regular view that always happen every spring, made it more pleasant. Trees without leaves, flowers with vibrant colors, fog that covered the buildings. These views are rare to be seen in our country, so we took much time to pamper our eyes.

 

INCHEON

Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy A 2017
GANGNAM
Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy A 2017

 

 

NEAR BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE

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FOOD

Koreans traditionally believe that the taste and quality of food depend on its spices and sauces, the essential ingredients to making a delicious meal and since this country is located on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, which is known for its cold autumns and winters, therefore there are many fermented dishes and hot soups and stews. Which helped us to get warmed. And of course Soju. 
 
But above all, Korean BBQ was still our first choice when looking for what to have for dinner. 
NOODLE SHOP IN DAECHI-DONG
KOREAN BBQ RESTAURANT IN ITAEWON
DOGA - DOSAN STREEN, GANGNAM.
Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy A 2017

 

 

 

FASHION

Currently, South Korea maintains a unique fashion style that has become an acknowledged influence in worldwide trends and it has become one of the thing to be reckoned with. There are fashion events that are held in Korea, Seoul Fashion Week is one of them. The Seoul Fashion Week is a global fashion event held twice a year in the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. It is sponsored by the city of Seoul and conducted by Inotion World Wide. It is held in March and October in South Korea, followed by shows in New York City, Paris, London and Milan.
Last time, it was held in Dongdaemun Design Plaza. With a lot of people gathered in front DDP with their own style and vibrant colors. This event doesn't only belong to adults since you’ll also see some kids wear fashionable outfit posing for the camera.