These secret petroleum deposits were abandoned in preparation for South Korea's 2002 World Cup.
Fifteen years later the oil tanks now play host to Seoul's most dynamic exhibitions and performances.
The "Remind André Kim" commemorative fashion show showcased over 150 new & archive pieces from André Kim Atelier.
BLINDNESS Fall/Winter 2018 backstage video.
This is the coldest winter ever! All we want to do is hibernate and watch movies... However, when Japanese photographer Sora Kusaka (@sorrrr_k) invited us out to hang with fashion model Eiji Fukui (@insta_eiji) we couldn't pass that up. Turns out that Eiji is also a cinephile too! In this interview, the 22-year-old model reveals his favorite theatre popcorn and his method on how to beat the January blues.
A new generation of Korean fashion designers educated overseas are making waves in the fashion world. Goom Is Watching You (@goomiswatchingyou) & Yoonki Yoon (@ifyouwant_y) are both breakout stars from the Menswear track at Central Saint Martins this year. Styled by MUTZINE 02 collaborator Chad Burton, this shoot captures the straightforward yet delightfully inventive spirit of their graduate collections!
We managed to catch designers and founders of SECTS SHOP SINGAPORE (@sects_shop) and DEPRESSION (@depression_official) — KENNY LIM (@kennydepression) and ANDREW LOH (@andrewdepression), during Seoul Fashion Week. The duo are at the forefront of the influence of Korean fashion in Singapore and we jumped at the chance to fire them a couple of questions on what they do and their favorite Korean street style brands.
From MUTZINE 01 (FW17): Instagram experienced the fastest rate of adoption in the Korean market and has the highest number of active users. Enter HA HANSEUL (@zing_a) and PARK JIHOON (@coke3cake), whose outfit posts on the photo sharing platform quickly garnered them an international following. Following the footsteps of global fashion influencers who launch their personal brands the two have now become the most influential figures defining Korean street fashion and youth culture. We met HANSEUL and JIHOON during a brief lull in activity to reflect on what the first year of running MORE THAN DOPE and ANOTHERYOUTH has been like.
A little while ago MUTZINE met up with Thai social media influencer BEE (@ihavenofeelinginmyface) during her latest Seoul visit! We partied at SEENDOSI's (@seendosi) monthly No Club but right before that we had a chat to find out why she loves Korea so much!!
In two of our favourite districts to spend our wons, Hongdae and Itaewon, we spoke to floor staff on their take of the stores they work at, as well as, reviewed some of these flagships and boutiques. With that, we are pleased to present a wonderfully curated list of places for you to shop, shop and SHOP!
Post Cakeshop cake shop? A lazy hazy afternoon last summer transformed into the setting for our ISSUE 02 launch party. Take a look at these previously unreleased photos starring YG K-Plus models Choi Jongkkab (@fluxus_garcon) and Kim Jungsik (@jungsiik). We'll share ISSUE 01 content on a weekly basis. Limited quantities of MUTZINE 01: IDOL are available. Get your copy before it's too late!
POPULAR SCIENCE (@popular_science), a Studio Swyp (@swyp_) unisex fashion brand led by Creative Director Koon Lee (@koon.lee), unveiled its third collection for the Fall/Winter 2017 season. With its dystopian theme, the collection beckons the question: What is our purpose?
Since ISSUE 02 is dropping soon, we teamed up with London-based photographer Cherry Au (@cherryauhoni), to set the tone for what's to come in our next edition.
Rummaging through the racks of Gwangjang Vintage Clothing Market with freelance model Kim Junsu (@kjs__jun)!
In part two of our report on Seoul Fashion Week street style, K-trend forecaster Joie Reinstein (@kimchi_creative) breaks down the styling details, colors, and accessories that make each outfit. To see part one, check out our previous post.
Exploring the friction between Korean society and recreational marijuana use, we take a look at how new streetwear brand Sundae School (@sundae.school) tackles these issues through their recent pop-up exhibition, Sunday Recess: Cartharsis. We also sit down with co-founder Dae Lim to discuss the brand's designs, influences, and the quiet subversion of counterculture.
K-trend forecaster Joie Reinstein (@kimchi_creative) takes on the walkways of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, surveying emerging styles inspired by subcultures, tradition, and even South Korea's current sociopolitical climate. This is part one.
MUTZINE met up with Qjin and Qwon (@q2han), the twin sisters behind YouTube channel Q2HAN, for a collaborative photoshoot at local bar and live music venue, Channel1969. In proper DIY style, the girls were invited to style themselves! We also talk to them about their beginnings on YouTube, style inspirations, and future plans.
LOW CLASSIC Fall/Winter 2017 JARDIN SECRET. Presented in collaboration with artist CHO GISEOK.
It seems that there is a new underground streetwear label launching every day. With so many options for buyers, is there a key to getting noticed? Visual artist and founder of SKOOT APPAREL, MLMA (@melovemealot), shares the story of how she combined the knowledge gained at MIXXMIX with her penchant for throwing house parties to create an original and thriving fashion brand.
We are proud to finally share some selections from After Hours, a photo-book shot by MUTZINE 01 contributor James J Robinson, illuminated only by nocturnal light sources and featuring our friends Gayoung and Jung Hyuk. Enjoy!
We chat with trendsetters to learn more about their lives beyond what we see on their feeds. This time in this series, we talk to Steffi (@babygirl.ziee), a 23-year-old Instagrammer with a global following of 15.2k! In this interview she tells us about her harmonious feed, favourite K-things and Instagram accounts she’s digging!
As you all very well know, Park Yury graces the cover of MUTZINE 01: IDOL. While you'll have to buy the magazine to discover everything that makes the rising "It Boy" tick, we'll go over some of the basics through a super fun Speed Quiz! Click the questions to reveal their candid answers! Enjoy!