To be honest, I find these types of pieces a little boring. Big general statements about the rise of consumerism and manufacturing and SKs vs KAs, even if they are backed up by references (which will be hard, and yeah, too generalising), just seem to me to be things that people can notice for themselves or not; people are either already going to know, or not care anyway. And (correct me if I'm wrong) I'm not sure whether the case of South Korea would be so unique as to be something people haven't read similar stories before (noracist).
I'd be much more interested in seeing the "few stalwarts, a few new ones" with a couple of illustrations for each and a nice write up. Korean designers are not something I've been exposed to.
That's what i'd find interesting anyway. Maybe people who don't have an interest in fashion would think differently.
good points. it's not going to be an essay about generalities but quick introduction of korean americans (dana lee, richard chai) and or south koreans (juun j, woo young mi, peace love understanding, bean pole collaboration). probably not all of them. i think dana lee, juun j, and probably the bean pole collab. i thought i would give a quick backdrop on apparel industry in korea and how rising consumerism gave koreans a lot of exposure to foreign brands whereas traditionally there was very little exposure due to high import taxes. you are right. i should try and get it narrower.
who makes some of their stuff in korea? i know ervell and visvim have some stuff but not sure of others.
Edited by indesertum - 9/11/12 at 9:23am