Kang Jin Young
By Sandy from My Fair Lady Photos by courtesy of O'2nd / Kang Jin Young
Sometimes I am just amazed how talented some of the up-and-coming designers are. Here, I introduce you yet another designer that swept me off my feet: Kang Jin Young. To call him a “new” designer is quite inappropriate since he has appeared in NYFW consecutively for the past 10 years and established his own label 14 years ago.
When Korea was going under a bleak recession in early 90s, Kang Jin Young launched his label that focused on romantic cocktail dresses with high empire waist and fluffy skirt. Resembling the modern age royalty, Young’s label not only awakened the inner princess in every Korean girl, but also defined the the Korean iconic fashion trend that continued to influence everywhere else in Asia.
Kang Jin Young opened his first fashion boutique called “OBZEE” with his college sweetheart Yoon Han Hee in 1993. He has also opened stores in various cities in China. I can’t wait for him to open a store here in Hong Kong!
This article was written by our friend Sandy who lives in Hong Kong and works as an editor for a magazine. Check out her wonderful blog!