The Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery is continuing to dedicate special attention to the new protagonists of international fashion. Through the cooperation with KOCCA - Korea Creative Content Agency, the most important government agency supporting the country’s creativity - and following the special event held last January, Pitti Immagine Discovery is now presenting another step of Concept Korea project at Pitti Uomo.
On the occasion of Pitti Uomo no. 95, on Wednesday 9 January, the areas inside the Dogana host the runway show of the new collection AI 2019 by BEYOND CLOSET.
“Research on emerging talents and contemporary fashion scenarios is one of the fundamental objectives of the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery’s work at Pitti Uomo”, says Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine. “This is why we are constantly keeping an eye on the new wave of creatives in South Korea - a country which, over the past several seasons, has made a name for itself as one of the most dynamic and fashion-forward areas in the world. We are happy to host a new special event here in Florence. The event is produced in cooperation with KOCCA that has been our partner for quite a while and will bring collection by a leading name as BEYOND CLOSET to our catwalk”.
"I am very excited to be part once again of Pitti designers line up representing Korea. We will be focusing to show originality of Beyond Closet plus new collaboration line that we are currently working on. Stay tuned!" - says Tae Yong of Beyond Closet
Designed by Ko Tae Yong and launched in 2008, ready-to-wear by BEYOND CLOSET looks to American preppy classics and interprets them in a contemporary key geared to make your own personal style come through. Aiming at young targets, Tae Young’s creations are distinctive for their colorful, yet sophisticated look, abounding in graphics and patterns, and always with an eye on comfort.