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The Comparison of Fashion Phenomena to Fashion Groups in Korea and Japan (한국과 일본의 패션 그룹간 패션 현상 비교)

  • 박길순;김서연
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.13-27
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    • 2002
  • Applying H. Gans' taste culture theory to the comtemporary fashion phenomena this study had an object to classify the fashion phenomena in Korea and Japan from 1995 to 1999, and look into and compare them. First of all, the characters of each fashion group of the two countries show that the details of the Korean traditional costume are grafted into the most popular style in each season in Korean high fashion and oriental look used the formative method far Japanese traditional costume and Tokyo street style are reflected in the Japanese high fashion. Mass fashion in Korea equally comes under the influence of European high fashion, Korean street fashion, and Japanese mass fashion, And mass fashion in Japan reflects European high fashion and japanese street fashion. The Street fashion in Korea was affected by Korean entertainers'fashion, 'Tongdaemun market fashion' in Seoul, and Japanese street fashion. And street fashion in Japan is also affected by the pursuit of powerful personality, the absolute imitation if Japanese entertainers' fashion, and 'Tongdaemun market fashion'. All of two countries exercise considerable influence over mass fashion each other.

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Study on Korean Style Fashion Design in Choi, Gyungja Fashion (최경자 패션에 나타난 한국적 패션 디자인 연구)

  • Lee, Sang Rae;Soh, Hwang Oak
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Costume
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    • v.66 no.2
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    • pp.117-133
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    • 2016
  • Fashion reflects various cultures, including the spirit and the lifestyle of the period. South Korea has experienced rapid social changes, including the Korean War, industrial development, and the inflow of Western influence. Modern Korean fashion has developed along with these changes. Acceptance of suits and the reformism of the Hanbok are the two notable changes in Korean fashion. Gyungja Choi, and her fashion show, is known for combining modern fashion and traditional beauty by entwining traditional Korean fashion design elements into modern fashion. This research investigated Gyungja Choi as a fashion designer, a fashion education executive who cultivated fashion designers through the education business, and a fashion publisher who published the first professional costume magazine. This research classified the Korean-style design elements in Gyungja Choi's fashion show by analyzing the clothes exhibited in her fashion shows. In conclusion, Choi's design utilized Korean-style fashion design elements, such as line, colors, patterns, and materials. Which can be said to be the introduction period that expressed Korean style image in fashion considering the period.

The Classification of Fashion Frame and Fashion Image of Korean Women in their Twenties and Thirties (한국 20~30대 여성의 패션 프레임과 패션이미지 유형화)

  • Shin, Sae-Young;Kim, Young-In
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Costume
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    • v.63 no.4
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    • pp.118-131
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study is to take a look at the fashion frame of Korean women in their twenties and thirties to sort the actual fashion image and the ideal fashion image according to the fashion frame of Korean women in their twenties and thirties, and also to find out the standards and features that divide such a classification. For this study, we used the Q method, which is valued as an effective way to assess subjectivity. This helps to objectively classify the perception the fashion images of and the response to them as well. The analyzed materials were divided into two actual fashion frames and two ideal fashion frames, and classified them into 12 fashion image types in total, that is, six actual fashion images and six ideal fashion images, and we named each type of the fashion images and analyzed the features of each fashion image type through the in-depth Q workshop in which 14 professionals participated. The results of this study are as follows: First, the actual fashion frames of Korean women in their twenties and thirties was largely divided into 'Fashion Gold Girl', the fashion frame of mainstream and 'Indi-idol', the fashion frame of subcultures, and this was further divided into six fashion image types: 'Basic Casual', 'Vintage Performer', 'Easy Chic', 'Ladies' Look', 'City Office Girl' and 'Club Mania'. Second, the ideal fashion frame of Korean women in their twenties and thirties was divided into 'Urban Refinement', the fashion frame of the mainstream and 'Mismatched Style', the fashion frame of subcultures. It was also divided into six fashion image types: Power Fashion', 'Fashion Conservative', 'Semi-culture', 'Fashion Otaku', 'Sweet Darling' and 'Fashion Panic'. Third, The characteristics of the fashion images' colors are recognizable according to the type of fashion images.

A Survey on the Research Trends of the Knitwear Fashion Field in Korea

  • Choi, Hae-Joo
    • International Journal of Costume and Fashion
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    • v.16 no.2
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    • pp.51-65
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    • 2016
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate research trends in the knitwear fashion field and suggest future directions for fashion businesses and research. Research trends in the knitwear fashion field were investigated. A total of 134 articles on knitwear fashion field among 4027 published in five journals - Journal of the Korean Society of Knit Design, Journal of the Korean Society of Costume Culture, Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, Journal of the Korean Society of Fashion & Costume, and Journal of the Korean Society of Costume - from 2001 to 2010 were analyzed. Most (32.84%) of articles related to knitwear fashion were published in Journal of the Korean Society of Knit Design. The knitwear fashion field was divided into fashion design, clothing construction, textile science, fashion marketing, and history of costume. The majority (43.28%) were on the research topic of fashion design, followed by textile science, clothing construction, fashion marketing, history of costume. From 2001 to 2010, the number of papers relating to knitwear fashion increased from year to year. The further development of the knitwear fashion field can be expected in the future.

An Exploratory Study on Strategic Alliances between Korean Small and Middle Fashion Companies and Korean-American Fashion Companies - Focused on Analysis of Marketing Strategies of Korean-American Fashion Companies in LA - (중소 의류 업체와 재미 한인 의류 업체의 전략적 제휴에 관한 탐색적 연구 - LA 한인 의류 업체의 마케팅 전략 분석을 중심으로 -)

  • Shin, Su-Yun;Kim, Min-Jung
    • The Research Journal of the Costume Culture
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    • v.16 no.4
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    • pp.646-660
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    • 2008
  • Korean export of fashion products to the U.S. has fallen off sharply after 2001. Now, Korean fashion companies have to develop higher value-added business. In the U.S., Korean-American fashion companies are taking a primary role in up-stream of the fashion industry. To cut the edge over the U.S. fashion companies, one of the solutions could be to build the business relationship with Korean fashion companies which reflect the recent trend rapidly and have high quality production. On this study, we investigated the marketing strategies of Korean-American fashion companies to seek to start business with Korean fashion companies and make suggestions for Korean fashion companies who want to enter into the U.S. market effectively. To analyze current situation of Korean export to the U.S. and the U.S. fashion industry, we considered various kinds of statistic data, publications and studies. And we performed in-depth interviews with 9 Korean-American fashion companies in LA from $9^{th}$ to $21^{st}$ of July. The results are as follows. first, Korean fashion companies should aim for high-end market with the products of high quality and design. Second, there should be professional agents who manage Korean small-medium fashion companies and connect them with Korean-American fashion companies. Third, Korean fashion companies who want to enter into the retail market of the U.S. have to decide the target market clearly and plan strategic and differentiated merchandising. Fourth, Korean fashion companies can specialize in product developing service like proposing a product or a merchandising line as a package including designs, fabric swatches, trims, production information, etc.

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A Study of the Contributors to the British Fashion II - Focusing on Hussein Chalayan - (영국(英國) 패션의 원동력(原動力)에 관(關)한 연구(硏究) II - 후세인 샬라얀을 중심(中心)으로 -)

  • Bae, Soo-Jeong
    • Journal of Fashion Business
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    • v.4 no.4
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    • pp.71-82
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    • 2000
  • The purpose of this thesis is how to find the way of activating Korean fashion industry, by reviewing the accomplishments of British young designers, Hussein Chalayan, who are contributors to the present peak activities of British fashion. Some results come over this depressive state of Korean fashion might be proposed. Firstly, Korean government should try to direct the Korean fashion associated group to make the unified and effective results in an organized way. Secondly, Korean fashion industries and university-level fashion school should have more intimate relationship and be closely communicated with each other. Also the fashion school should watch their curriculum. and change it gradually to the up-todate one. Thirdly, the Korean new generation designers should do effort to have the highest tailoring technique and artistic good sense. Finally, the designer should have broad range of knowledge for their design. In conclusion, the government, university-level fashion schools, fashion industries and fashion designers should be positively changed and cooperated to do the best and activate Korean fashion.

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New Direction for the Fashion Business in the Age of Globalization

  • Cho, Kyu-Hwa
    • Journal of Fashion Business
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    • v.5 no.5
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    • pp.1-6
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    • 2001
  • The purpose of this paper is to suggest a Korean fashion industry in response to both the internal and external changes in the age of globalization, provide recommendations for the globalization of the Korean fashion industry, and discuss the establishment of the Asian fashion business society through international cooperation and activation of the fashion business in the 21st century focusing on the Korean fashion business. This paper will discuss the new phase of the Asian fashion business network. Professionals for the Asian fashion business is needed. The ultimate purpose of the fashion business in the age of globalization is that an affluent human life culture can contribute toward the cultural heritage of mankind.

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Analysis of New Media Fashion Image Types in Fashion Films (패션필름에 나타난 뉴미디어 패션 이미지 유형분석)

  • Kim, Sejin;Ha, Jisoo
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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    • v.41 no.6
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    • pp.1085-1097
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    • 2017
  • In the era of new media, images hold an important position as episteme to express and convey ideas. Fashion films provide dynamic and unique fashion images, differentiated from prior fashion media as a representational tool for showing a realistic fashion image only; consequently, their production and spread are increasing rapidly as a new fashion media. This study identifies the meaning and type of fashion images in fashion films based on the concept of Deleuze's image that help discover distinctive characteristics of fashion films as a new fashion media of an expressive tool. Literature research was conducted on new media, concepts and types of images by Deleuze to analyze types of new media images. According to research, fashion image in fashion film is defined as a fashion event; consequently, three types of new media images are derived. As the result of the empirical study, fashion images in fashion films are classified by images of realistic movement, variable time, and virtual experience. The results of the consideration show that fashion films expressed fashion through temporality and narrative, senses, and diegesis. Fashion images of new media in fashion films portray fashion as a process that transcends reality and imagination.

A Study of the Contributors to the British Fashion I - Focusing on Lee Alexander MacQueen- (영국(英國) 패션의 원동력(原動力)에 관(關)한 연구(硏究) I - Lee Alexander MacQueen을 중심(中心)으로 -)

  • Bae, Soo-Jeong
    • Journal of Fashion Business
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    • v.2 no.3
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    • pp.43-54
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    • 1998
  • In recent years, the influences of Korean fashion industry have slowly declined and numerous clothing-associated industry have come to be bankrupt, due to a national economic crisis. The purpose of this thesis is how to find the way of activating our fashion industry, by reviewing the accomplishments of British young designers, who are contributors to the present peak activities of British fashion. Some results come over this depressive state of Korean fashion might be proposed. Firstly, Korean government should try to direct the Korean fashion associated group to make the unified and effective results in an organized way. Secondly, Korean fashion industries and university-level fashion school should have more intimate relationship and be closely communicated with each other. Thirdly, the designers should do effort to have the highest tailoring technique and artistic good sense. In conclusion, the government, university-level fashion schools, fashion industries and fashion designers should be positively changed and cooperated to do the best and activate Korean fashion.

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Korean Fashion Brand Purchasing Behavior by Fashion Leadership and Korean Wave of College Women Students in China (중국 여자대학생의 유행선도력과 한류 선호에 따른 한국 패션브랜드 구매행동)

  • Hong, Keum-Hee;Liu, Jing
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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    • v.33 no.4
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    • pp.655-665
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    • 2009
  • The purpose of this study is to find out the Korean fashion brand purchasing behavior of Chinese woman college students who would be the one of major customers in Chinese market along with their preferences of Korean wave and fashion leadership. The data was collected from 379 Chinese female college students on Qingdao, China. The results based on the data analysis were as follows. 1. The students's preferences for Korean wave about Korean drama, popular song, films were relatively high. 2. Chinese female college students's evaluation of Korean fashion brand was high, especially, for the fashion trend, design/style, color, cutting and sewing, fitting, and material. However, they valued that its price was expensive. 3. The fashion leadership was classified as fashion innovation or fashion opinion leadership. 9.0% of the respondents were fashion dual leaders who were fashion innovator and fashion opinion leader. 4. The higher family income of the respondents was the better fashion leadership, preferences for Korean wave, perceived quality and attitude toward Korean fashion brand. The results showed that promotion strategy focused on keeping the Korean wave through drama, films, and popular song. And the development of high fashion brand and the word of mouth marketing through fashion dual leader were also needed in order to make inroads into China market.