(This was supposed to be uploaded before the New York fashion week was over :)
I usually don't have a look at the ready-to-wear shows until Paris fashion week is over (Ready-to-wear seasons begin in New York, then London, then Milan and finally Paris) because as far as I'm concerned, Paris is the place where all the great fashion happens (and London also). New York fashion shows are the ones I look at reluctantly when I have completely digested tiniest of details in Paris, London and Milan shows. After a while, I reach a stage where I need my fashion fix but cannot take anymore of the same shows I've been looking at. It's not that New York fashion is bad, it just that American fashion in general has very strong sports wear (I am sure all the fashion-aware readers will understand that when I say sports wear, I don't mean track suit pants and pair of Nike) tradition, which I could not care less. I do, however, love Ralph Lauren, and I feel slightly guilty to say this but I also keep up with Marchesa but other than the few, I don't pay much attention to the New York fashion week.
I was flicking through Style.com's fashion show coverage and came across an image that was so familar, it was a show inspired by Korean traditional clothes. I have been dreading over the non-existent Korean influences in fashion and kinda hoped that I was the first one to use it, but i was so happy to see fashion designer of Carolina Herrera's caliber being inspired by the culture I love and was brought up in. It was very much a Westerner seeing Asia with the Westerners' eyes, which was exciting especially for me because I know the culture so well, it was interesting to see how Carolina Herrera interpreted the inspiration.
I picked some designs that had stronger Korean aesthetics, what Magdalena has on is very much like what Korean traditional clothes for men look like (especially the hat)