Lee Young Hee is by far my favorite fashion designer…and I don’t have too many favorites. I just can’t get enough of her work! Of course, I am a bit biased because of my deep attraction for the beauty and simple elegance of the traditional Korean dress (more like a gown), called a Hanbok.
Lee Young Hee takes the Hanbok, a deeply rooted icon of traditional, Korean culture, and modernizes the piece while maintaining its original qualities: the colorful fabric, simple lines and intricate designs. Her dresses are a fine balance between the global and traditional; and the way her dresses fold and move are just…soft (in a good way). You just got to see it to believe it.