K-POP Fashion Steals the Show at NYFW

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Kathleen Kye, designer and brains behind the label Kye, is at the forefront of bring Korean fashion to the global market. Kye’s designs are known for their witty interpretation of street art via textiles and prints and bold use of color and proportions. Her designs are sought after by the biggest names in the K-pop industry and are frequently seen on G-Dragon and members of 2NE1––all of whom are style icons in their own right.

Kye showed her collection on February 12 at New York Fashion Week and the industry and celebrities alike are gushing over it. The collection featured oversized sweaters, candy colored furs, and slot machine inspired embellishments. The garments themselves were whimsical while still being wearable, and the world has taken notice. Rihanna, tastemaker and trendsetter, has already been spotted in one of Kye’s colorful furs.

K-POP Fashion Steals the Show at NYFW

Kathleen Kye dresses a model backstage at Kye.

Leigh Lezark, member of The Misshapes and the industry’s favorite DJ, commented “It can just fit in your wardrobe,” and was wearing one of Kye’s varsity jackets. 2 Chainz, who sat in the front row, also approved of the collection.

The designer is a member of the design collective Concept Korea, and is now in her third solo show. As a favorite of celebrities around the world and hailed “the next Jeremy Scott” by the industry, Kye’s designs––and with it, Korean fashion––are on the rise.

Kathleen Kye is one to watch, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
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