8 South Korean Fashion Designers You’ll Love

Fashion in South Korea maintains a unique style, one that continues to influence worldwide trends.

These looks are usually quite expressive and reflect individual personalities. There are large events, including: Seoul Fashion Week, the Korea Fashion Design Contest which explores the rise of fresh and rising designers. Fashion in South Korea is ambitious, leading cultural movements while finding niche touches in designs, such as: adding neon or pushing all-white looks.

You can also check out more looks in Jetset Times South Korea Travel Guide.

1. The Studio K

666-25 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea


This company in Seoul exudes modern sensibility, bringing harmony through design and technology. With looks for every season, original garments are inspired by culture, history and science, with the effort to interpret new fashion trends through authentic concepts.

2. Lucky Chouette

Namdaemunno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu Seoul South Korea

lucky chouette
Lucky Chouette. PHOTO ginleestudio.com

Founded in 2008, Lucky Chouette was created for the young shopper whose style is smart and casual. Silhouettes tend to be chunky and relaxed with short, flared skirts and oversized blouses. Prints play a large part of these compositions, as does the owl, which is supposed to symbolize luck.

3. D-antidote

33 Dosan-daero 27-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea


This K-Fashion Designer label has been growing rapidly, loved by K-pop stars and fashion-conscious travelers across the international market. D-antidote reflects the connective vision between Seoul and London, it aims to cross over between menswear and womenswear, with a gender fluid style.

4. R.Shemiste

Gangnam-daero, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea


This label is a high-end prestige line, with conceptual and high-sportism fashion. There are grunge streetwear series with cropped and tasseled flannel tops as well as split satin bombers and shredded denim.

5. 87mm

94-8 Eoulmadang-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea


Founded in 1987, this company creates simple clothing with a modern, urban-chic vibe. The brand’s motto is “No Concept, But Good Sense.” There are also hints of preppy-ness to worker-wear styles, perfect for casual style lovers.

6. Reike Nen

16 Yeonmujang 1(il)-gil, Seongsu 2(i)-ga 3(sam)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Reike Nen
Reike Nen

Founded in 2010, Reike Nen originally focused on shoes. Now, “Contemporary Refinement” is at the brand’s core, bringing about both classic and elegant ideas from the past to create current-day designs.

7. Ader Error

19-18 Wausan-ro 21-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Ader Error
Ader Error

This label’s ideology is based on simplicity mixed with contemporary construct. Ader Error suggests a different kind of minimalism for everyday street fashion.

8. Lie Sang Bong

Lie Sang Bong
Lie Sang Bong

Lie Sang Bon is a master craftsman and internationally recognized artist for his collections that celebrate and enhance the body. Mr. Lie continues to blend traditional influences and innovative techniques, allowing his work to resonate with worldwide audiences.

Amanda Dettmann


Amanda is an avid traveler who calls Maine her home, but her favorite places include Amsterdam's Christmas markets and Shakespeare's Globe in London. She is passionate about poetry, theatre, and teaching writing to kids and adults with disabilities. She thinks the best part of traveling is hearing strangers' incredible stories. Her ultimate mission? To find the tastiest cappuccino in the world.

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