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Korean Letters Rise as New Design Inspiration Among Global Fashion Brands

Korean Letters Rise as New Design Inspiration Among Global Fashion Brands

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A foreign children fashion brand is gaining attention after releasing a series of new clothes with large inscriptions of Korean letters. Mini Rodini, a Swedish fashion brand for children popular in South Korea for its unique, colorful patterns, recently released a series of new clothes for spring and summer, [...]

Luxury Brands Thrive Despite Pandemic

Luxury Brands Thrive Despite Pandemic

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Expensive luxury brands are racking up strong sales despite the coronavirus outbreak. Consumers, denied oversea travel, have resorted to spending on luxury goods instead, gaining popularity among the MZ Generation (millennials and Generation Z) in particular. The Financial Supervisory Service reported that Christian Dior Couture Korea Co., the South [...]

S. Koreans Prefer Women with ‘Oval Face, Wide Forehead and Small Lips’

S. Koreans Prefer Women with ‘Oval Face, Wide Forehead and Small Lips’

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that South Koreans prefer a woman with an oval face, wide forehead and small lips. The female face shape preferred by South Koreans turned out to be different from the one preferred by Paraguayans. A joint research team from the Catholic University of Korea Seoul [...]

Next Year’s Fashion Market Keyword: ‘RESCUE’

Next Year’s Fashion Market Keyword: ‘RESCUE’

SEOUL, Dec. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Samsung Fashion Institute said Thursday it had selected ‘R.E.S.C.U.E.’ as next year’s fashion market keyword. ‘R.E.S.C.U.E,’ a combination of six phrases, refers to the urgent rescue that the fashion market is in need of. ‘R’ refers to ‘restoration first,’ meaning that the priority of the fashion market is [...]

Korean Cosmetics and Desserts Gaining Popularity Among Young Japanese Consumers

Korean Cosmetics and Desserts Gaining Popularity Among Young Japanese Consumers

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean cosmetics and desserts continue to be popular among Japanese women despite cold Korea-Japan relations. Shibuya 109, a popular Japanese fashion mall, conducted a survey of 600 female customers between the ages of 15 and 24, showing that many of them prefer Korean products, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency [...]

Luxury Market Enjoys Boom Despite COVID-19 Economic Recession

Luxury Market Enjoys Boom Despite COVID-19 Economic Recession

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite the prolonged economic recession resulting from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of luxury items have marked a sharp increase. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, sales of luxury items at the nation’s major department stores were up 9.2 percent year on year in [...]