P&P sits down with LCF’s second year womanswear student, Nuri Kim, to talk about her latest collection and her creative process.
Tell us about yourself and what you do
I am currently studying my second year at LCF doing my BA in womenswear. I majored in Fine Art in Korea with a strong interest in colour combinations. My internship at Roksanda has had a large influence on this collection, especially the use of colour and the silhouettes. Inspired by Korean traditional clothing ‘Hanbok’ and ‘Jogakbo’ with the concept of ‘Dislocation’. I tried to reinterpret the Hanbok modernly with contrast between different layers of colour. I want to share my tradition through my own aesthetics.
Where does your artistic influence come from and when did you know you wanted to be in this industry?
My artistic influence is quite flexible as I’m inspired by everything around me. From simple things such as people walking down the street, a poem and even a certain colour of paint I see in the store.
I’ve had love of fashion from kindergarten, I’d refuse to go in if I didn’t like the outfit I wore that day.
Describe your creative process.
I usually start a project with a single image and find a key word that best describes that image. Then I start researching deeply and come up with initial ideas and a direction. I will then sketch something and if I’m satisfied with it, do a 3D experiment.
Whose work do you admire the most?
It will definitely have to be Alessandro Michele, designer for Gucci. I love his use of colour and artistic sensitivity. I am also fascinated by Jacquemus and his excessive use of silhouettes.
Describe your fashion and style.
I usually dress in achromatic-coloured clothes with a small colour point. I like things minimal and I usually wear a long length skirt with earrings. I’d like to say my style has minimalist aesthetics blended with contemporary and timeless qualities that focus on details.
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