Seoul Fashion Week SS17

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Photo: vogue.com

The bi-annual round of runway shows from the four main fashion capitals may be over until next February, but as they say, it's always fashion week somewhere. On Tuesday, it was South Korea’s turn in the style spotlight.

Over 60 designers are participating in Hera Seoul Fashion Week, which is now in its sixteenth year, and while the city is working hard to increase its country’s presence on the world fashion stage, in terms of street style South Koreans are already a force to be reckoned with.

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Photo: highsnobiety.com

The local fashion scene reflects more than a passing fondness for the avant-garde, as well as a love of it-labels such as Paris-based collective Vetements, which together guarantees plenty of photographic coverage from outside as well as inside the official shows.

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Photo: @robinmellerypratt

And if further proof were needed of Seoul’s increasing presence on fashion’s street style scene, Vetements chose to hold a Garage Sale in the city days before fashion week, featuring reworked signature pieces from past collections specifically tailored to the Korean market.

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