I remember reading an article once where someone asked if there could ever be too much inspiration; if one could be over-inspired. Not me. I am constantly amazed by how many beautiful things are out there in the world. It seems that we focus so much on the bad, that we overlook the amazing talent and vivid imagery that surrounds us every day.
Inspiration does not overwhelm me, but instead fuels my passion for design and for discovering something new and unique to share with you every day. That’s why I couldn’t wait to share the work of Korean fashion designer Lee Young Hee. An absolute visionary, not only does she inspire me, but her work takes me to a whole new world, one that I want to visit over and over again – one where women are beautiful and elegant, and where the designs are absolutely timeless.
Hanbok’s are worn throughout Korea for special occasions. They always take on a round shape, as seen below, and can take on the colors of the seasons. These colorful and modern interpretations are absolutely gorgeous.
Outside of her traditional works, Lee Young Hee’s modern designs are elegant, fluid and soulful. Her pieces have an emotional feel to them, as they cascade against the body. They are the epitomy of modern, soulful style.
As much as I am struck by the work of Lee Young Hee, I also love her design philosophy which is rooted in her culture and spiritual beliefs. Her design team includes a Buddhist priest who has helped her develop natural dyes for her clothing. Fascinating!
You can learn more about this intriguing designer right here.