New York Korean Fashion Festival

Model showcased the traditional Korean clothing

By Alice Chin

The New York Korean Fashion Festival, held at the Daedong Manor in Flushing, was organized by KAMA, the Korean Apparel Manufacturers Association of Greater New York.  AsianInNY was invited to cover the event and attended the very first New York Korean Fashion Festival.  Comptroller John Liu was also there to celebrate the festival.

The NEW YORK KOREAN FASHION FESTIVAL is presented by KAMA (The Korean Apparel Manufacturers Association of Greater New York) is a non-profIt organization founded in March, 1981 in order to facilitate Korean Apparel Manufacturers in New York. Not only has KAMA been educating and helping the members involved in the manufacturing industry, but it is also heavily involved in discovering and fostering young talent through scholarship contests for Korean-American fashion students and trade show programs (Project KAMA) for emerging fashion designers in New York.

The event had a packed program with a Natural Dye Exhibit and four fashion shows. The exhibition featured textiles using natural ingredients like cork. The four shows included a Traditional Hanbok (Korean Clothing) Show, a Fashion show made up of four fabulous award-winning designers and graduates of Parsons and F.I.T., and and contest among KASA (Korean Apparel Student Association) in NYC.  For the contest, the students had to create 2 outfits with the theme “sex and the city”. The winner was Eun Seok Lee of F.I.T.

Winner, Eun Seok Lee of F.I.T.

Comptroller John Liu

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