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Get to Know Choiboko

Korean brand, Choiboko is full of beautifully designed pieces that are a great mix of colour and structure, and this September they will be showcasing their innovative work at Vancouver Fashion Week. The brand’s Fall/Winter 2017 Daegu collection has many wearable, sophisticated designs that plenty of people would want to have in their own wardrobe. Creator, and original designer, Bok Ho Choi has been in the fashion industry since graduating from design school in 1973. Now with over 40 years of experience under his belt, he is still an important part of Choiboko and the Korean fashion industry. To get to know Bok Ho Choi before viewing his pieces at the Vancouver Fashion Week, we asked him a few questions.

VFW: What is your favourite part of being a designer?

Choiboko: I like to consider the social role of fashion in a philosophical point of view, with an interest in human beings and nature. My inspirations have always come from surroundings in daily life, such as nature and social life. From my first debut work, called ‘Accusation Costume,’ in 1973, I have always tried to incorporate a message on social issues such as environmental problems, and the Daegu subway fire in 2003, in Korea.

Choiboko

Choiboko

VFW: What has been a challenge for you this year?

Choiboko: Despite my long career, and not only this year, it has always been very difficult creating new collections.

Choiboko

Choiboko

VFW: How do you stay up to date with trends?

Choiboko: Human life and nature has always been a big inspiration of my work. Trend is about human life and what they love about.

Choiboko

Choiboko

Come and see more of the creative designs of Choiboko in person at Vancouver Fashion Week on Saturday, September 23, at 8:30pm! You wouldn’t want to skip out on seeing what this international brand has to offer!

 

 

Get to Know Free & Mezis

Launched in 1991, Korean-based designer Free & Mezis has two lines available to the public. Their Free Balance women’s line was launched in 1991 and they followed up with Mezis, a career-focused women’s line, in 2005. Free Balance was named to represent “an escape from chaos and uncertainty,” while Mezis represents following your desires and leading a fashionable life. Part of the label’s philosophy is that “we cannot keep ahead of other people when we do things like they do.” All their designs are well thought out and perfect for everyday life, so you don’t want to miss seeing Free & Mezis at Vancouver Fashion Week this September. 

VFW: What are your favourite fabrics to work with?

F&M: I prefer brand exclusive and distinctive fabrics, including basic fabrics featuring DTP, embroidery, and more quality.

Free & Mezis

Free & Mezis

VFW: What has been a challenge for you this year?

F&M: I have had many things being done simultaneously, including fashion shows, exhibitions, and research and development. So I was very busy, but I enjoyed it.

Free & Mezis

Free & Mezis

VFW: What is your favourite dinner meal?

F&M: Fresh salad and pizza full of cheese.

Free & Mezis

Free & Mezis

A brand made for the everyday woman, Free & Mezis has a variety of designs that all women can appreciate. Be sure to check out their showcase on Saturday, September 23.