by Vogue Korea
If you were lucky enough to visit Swarovski’s Sparkling Heritage exhibition at Arumjigi House in Seoul last month you would have been treated to a selection of previously unseen showpieces and stunning couture garments glittering with crystals from Swarovski.
Head piece by Philip Treacy made with crystals from Swarovski, Blouse with silk scarf from Big Park, sleeveless top by Bmuet(te)
Head piece with blue crystals from 80s, Renaissance style over wool & big size coat from the Centaur
Head piece embellished with small beads by Phillip Treacy, with crystals from Swarovski.
Velvet see-through dress from the Centaur, Leather choker by Nohke J, Coat by Push Button
Head piece with blue crystals made for the stage from 1980 with crystals from Swarovski. Vintage styled jacket from Low Classic
Inspired by traditional Korean Hat called 'Gat' from P by Panache made with crystals from Swarovski. Paisley pattered coat and striped shirt from Pushbutton
Head piece inspired by blossom with rose color with crystals from Swarovski. Big size silver jacket by Pushbutton
Head piece inspired by Korean traditional women's accessory 'Jok Du Ri; made with velvet and crystal beads, (Minetani with crystals from Swarovski)
Spangle bra top by Johnny Hates Jazz.
Striking pink turtle neck dress and grey coat from Bourie
Thanks to a series of photographs by Cho Gi Seok for Vogue Korea, those of us outside Korea are now fortunate to be able to see some of the breathtaking exhibits. One particular collection of fantasy-inspired headpieces is grouped under the title Fairy. As well as exquisite crystallized pieces by the godfather of modern millinery Philip Treacy, among the edit is a high-glam Minetani design inspired by a traditional Korean bridalwear silhouette, its black velvet crown sprouting crystal toadstools. Another head-spinning piece from P by Panache is a reinvention of a traditional man’s hat, which resembles a crown with brass spokes opulently embellished with a dazzling interpretation of a Korean landscape painting. Wow!
Photographer Cho Gi Seok
Model Hee Jeong Park
Hair Jung Han Kim
Makeup Tae Yun Park