SUWON, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The lobby on the first floor of Suwon City Hall in Gyeonggi Province has turned into a fashion show for shorts.
About 300 city hall officials gathered in the lobby as models dressed in shorts walked out on a runway set up in the middle of the lobby with upbeat and exciting music.
The fashion show was organized by the city to encourage employees to wear shorts. Twenty-two people, including city hall officials and baseball players from Suwon participated in the fashion show as models.
All the models were directed with styling and received a walking training session from Kim Kyung-ah, a fashion design professor at Suwon Women’s University, before taking the stage.
Much attention is being paid on how the fashion show will affect the recent controversy over whether public officials should wear shorts at work or not.
Lee Sang-kyun, an official in charge of media at Suwon City Hall, said, “I’ve been in public service for more than 30 years, and this is the first time I’ve worn shorts during work hours.”
“I think it’s time for the public sector to embrace the innovation of wardrobe change. Since I wore shorts, it is very comfortable, and I am loving it,” he added.
Meanwhile, featured as cameos in the shorts fashion show were Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young and Suwon City Council Chairman Cho Myeong-ja.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)