This season has seen Yeashin’s AW13 Collection showcased on both the Fashion Scout Ones to Watch catwalk and in the exhibition space in our Freemasons Hall. South Korean born and raised, Yeashin Kim launched her brand ‘Yeashin’ in 2011, for which her inspiration derives from a variety of English 1960’s outfits amalgamated with traditional Korean outfits.
The Korean influence is prominent throughout her designs, with the influence of Mongolian and Tibetan mountain attire also present. Her focus heavily centers around detail which is showcased through her use of materials and the functions of her designs; for instance, the use of pearl embellishments, embroidery, gold thread appliqué and tassels. Contrasting texture also plays a key role in her concept, with an eclectic mix of velvet, wool, silk, sheepskin and fur used to convey her aesthetic.
The ornate avant-garde collection exudes wit and charm and is most regal in its presentation, overall a most accomplished collection.
Words by Brooke McCord (@BrookeMcCord)
Images by Tram Nguyen (@TramNguyenp)