Fashion will be the talk of the town when the “2010 Fall Fashion Week” opens this Friday, organizers said. The city’s 10th fashion extravaganza, organized by Seoul City and the Seoul Fashion Week Committee, will take place until Oct. 28 at the Seoul Trade Exhibition and Convention (SETEC) and the Kring in Samseong-dong.
Seoul Fashion Week will kick off with local designer Jee Choon-hee’s debut show at the Central City’s Millennium Hall at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. Twelve other designers are also to take the stage of the opening show. The upcoming show will be the 21st fashion week held in the spring and fall for the past ten years, featuring a total of 896 designers. At the same time, 1,197 companies have participated in the fashion fair throughout the years, making it one of Asia’s largest fashion festivals, according to organizers.
A 10th anniversary celebration event of Seoul Fashion Week will be held at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art with the attendance of about 200 fashion figures from home and abroad on Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m.
Asia’s fashion week experts from Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore will also convene at the Seoul Trade Exhibition and Convention for the “2010 Asia Fashion Week Symposium” on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. to share views on the current status of fashion week and discuss future plans of the fashion industry. Organizers said Seoul Fashion Week committee chairman Won Dae-yeon and other industry leaders from China, Tokyo and Singapore will be taking the podium at the symposium to share their views. They said the forum will serve as a means to exchange views on Asia’s fashion week under the theme “Rising Asia” and seek ways to boost the competitiveness of Asia’s fashion week by strengthening cooperation between the four countries.