Seoul Fashion Week

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted various fashion weeks across the globe.  While this could have been seen as a big negative for the fashion world, it has in fact inspired immense amounts of creativity.  Last week, Seoul Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2021 live-streamed its runways and reached a vast audience across the globe.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has halted tourism to the area, there were countless places left empty, something that fashion brands took advantage of.  Catwalks for the event were located at national parks and museums instead of the location that’s been used for the past seven years, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.

These new settings not only revitalized Seoul’s fashion week but also added to the artistry of the fashion shows.  The pieces displayed were only elevated by the new locations.  

The event was carried out under strict quarantine policies.  It was live-streamed, and there were no immediate audiences.  Additionally, those working and participating in the event were required to institute mitigation techniques to ensure protection against COVID-19.

While this Fashion Week was quite different and creative, the next edition of Seoul Fashion Week will take place in October of 2021.  Many are hopeful that there can once again be live audiences for this event.  

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