5 Korean Fashion Designers To Look Out For In 2020

By Eileen Nguyen

Korean Fashion Designers FW2020 Presentation at The Selects Showroom in NYC

Korean Fashion Designers FW2020 Presentation at The Selects Showroom

Korean fashion is paving the way into the fashion industry, with looks seen on K-pop stars, Korean dramas, and even during Seoul Fashion Week, which is considered to be one of the most memorable fashion moments of the year. With so many emerging designers out there, there are certain Korean fashion designers that the world should look out for in 2020.


Designers of Hidden Forest Market Ji Hyun Hwang and Sung Jun Cho

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Created by a husband and wife duo, Hidden Forest Market was founded in 2012 and delivers the fashionable minimalistic wear. Their first flagship store is based in Verona, Italy, and is loved by the local fashion girls. The brand creates timeless classic women’s wear that is elevated with their unique designs. Their items are made with the most refined wearable fabrics, like their pointed collar metallic short sleeve top & color block long-sleeve t-shirt

Pointed collar metallic short sleeve top | Hidden forest market | Korean Fashion Designers | The Dallant

Pointed collar metallic short sleeve top


Designer Hye Young Shin at NYFW

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Founded in 2010 by Hye Young Shin, this brand creates the basic closet staple with a twist. Made with natural materials, WNDERKAMMER takes modern-day women’s wear into an elevated outside-the-box design for a subtle charismatic attire. The brand works on being eco-friendly from their garments down to their packaging. WNDERKAMMER’s FW20 collection comes from the designers' personal experience, which started in Malta. Inspired by the calm sand beige color of Malta's rock beach, the shoreline of St. Petersburg pool and floor tombstones of St. John's co-cathedral.

WNDERKAMMER is loved by many K-Pop idols including Afterschool’s Nana and BLACKPINK’S Jennie. The brand also did a collaboration capsule collection with Redvelvet’s Joy.


WNDERKAMMER cable knit cropped sweater | The Dallant

Cropped cable knit sweater in khaki


Tae Yong Ko | Beyond Closet designer, The Dallant


Designed by Taeyong Ko, who calls himself a Passion Designer, the brand was created and inspired for one’s character. The garments are based on American preppy attire and are recreated into works of witty art and colors. You’ll find that his show is one of the main ones at Seoul Fashion Week with his retro designs. His work is loved by Korean celebrities such as Key from Shinee and Chungha. 

Beyond Closet Designer Taeyong Ko


Designer Lee Myung Shin


Designed by Lee Myung Sin, this brand focuses on curating pieces that represent the realistic “Seoul” fashion. Low Classic showcases the classic and minimal everyday wear from blazers, to trousers, with some everyday looks having a modern-day twist to them. The overall look of the brand is not too structured and showcases everyday realism, which is loved by minimalist cool girls globally. 

Low classic seoul | Korean fashion designers



Designer Juri Choi

PP (PP Seoul) is an independent designer label founded by Juri Choi, based in Seoul, South Korea. Inspired by classic men's tailoring and the genderless fashion aesthetic, PP's pieces are defined by oversized, minimal silhouettes. PP's signature 'Super Oversized Blazer' is an all-time cult-favorite and a must-have item in a contemporary woman's capsule wardrobe.

Super oversized blazer in beige | The Dallant | Korean fashion designersSuper oversized blazer in beige


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