Jin Teok: Pioneer of Korean Fashion DONE
Designer Jin Teok discusses her career, the work on view in Couture Korea and her most recent collection in this afternoon conversation with fashion historian Neil Wu-Gibbs. Jin is internationally renowned as the pioneer of contemporary Korean haute couture. Her work has been included in museum exhibitions in London, Paris and Seoul. Wu-Gibbs is an independent curator who contributed to the recent exhibition Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Fashion designer Jin Teok is the founder and first president of the Seoul Fashion Artist Association (SFAA). She has created uniforms for many organizations, including the 88 Seoul Olympics, Kookmin Bank and the Korean Air Force. She received the Designer Award from Donga Daily in 1988; Best Designer Award from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy in 1994; and Designer of the Year by Elle Magazine in 1997.
Neil Wu-Gibbs is an independent curator and fashion historian who focuses on fashion curation and contemporary art in Asia. He was recently a curatorial researcher at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He provided curatorial assistance for Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology (2016) and Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion (2016), both at the Met.
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