If you’ve been following the fashion scene past few years you must have not missed 5-panel caps. So many streetwear brands have their own line and small businesses pop up. Korea’s own Monkids has been around for quite a few years already and starting to get more and more recognition outside Korea as well.
As a cap enthusiasts wearing them from morning until night Monkids wanted to start making their own in 2009. The first one was a 3-color wool 5-panel cap, simple and minimal design as they prefer themselves. Since then Monkids has always focused on the great mix of colors and patterns. Caps are made in Itaewon (the multicultural neighborhood in Seoul) and they joke that this is why Monkids looks like an international brand.
Currently Monkids is mainly known for their 5-panel caps, but their products include baseball caps, beanies, t-shirts and jackets as well. In the future they wish to grow to a lifestyle brand making not only clothing but bags, watches, perhaps even furniture.
Monkids is available in Seoul and Busan, but international online store is in the making. Meanwhile you can contact Monkids for mail order.
SanShoe&Co. was founded in 2012 and offers handcraft unisex shoes. We strive to become a brand beloved by
everyone for decades by ensuring timeless styles and highest quality products.
Can’t help but love the analogue feeling of the new Buried Alive lookbook for fall and winter season. For the full lookbook head to Buried Alive website.
In 2010, two 26-year-old friends, Seo Ji Eun and Jung Ji Yoon (together the “MISCHIEF MAKERS”), found a new Apparel/Goods label called ‘MISCHIEF’.
Mischief continues to focus on expressing its brand name originality through the analogue sensibility of ‘VINTAGE ATHLETIC CASUAL’ based on 90s golden era culture.
Mischief values participating wide range of cultural activities, not only limited in the fashion industry, but also in collaborative work with other various brands and supporting local artists. Starting in fall 2012, Mischief will launch its own clothing line and develop its career through new design projects in various fields.
Beautiful women’s wear brand Low Classic is founded by three Konkuk University graduates, Park Jin Jun, Hwang Hyun Ji and Lee Myung Sin in 2009. Photos above from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection, for more collections see: www.lowclassicstudio.com
Awesome specs from grafik:plastic. In Korea you can get them from e.g. mmmg stores.
All photos by Hong Jang Hyun for grafik:plastic
Website: grafik:plastic (coming soon)
Ma Vie En Rose is a Korean shoe manufacturer led by Lee SunYuul. Their SS2012 catalogue was concepted, designed and photographed by Hasisi Park. Check out Hasisi’s website for more photos.
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ORDINARY PEOPLE various and active experiments
L: YANG HYUNSUN Gemma Yang fashion accessories designer, R: BAIK HYUNHEE magnmag art director
OhBoy! and Fred Perry collaborate together to present 50 contemporary artists. From March 2011 to March 2012, the project shows profiles of artists who pursue their own path with vision and who seek the latest trends in contemporary art scene. So far 30 artists have been introduced at Fred Perry artists’ website. Some artists were already featured on WOWSAN and some will be in the future. So stay tuned!
Project website: http://fredperryartists.com/
OhBoy! zine: http://ohboyzine.egloos.com/