Finding Depth in K-Fashion — How IISE Brings Korean Tradition to Contemporary Menswear

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With Korean music, fashion, and entertainment leading modern trends in Asia, it seems counterintuitive to take a step in the opposite direction towards the country's original sartorial past. With its collections that have been well received by old and young alike, IISE and its clothes are demonstrating how rediscovered traditional craftsmanship can still be very relevant, and still very 'cool.'

Script & Text by Kyuhee Baik
Narration by Tara Babins
Audio by Elphick Wo
Photos by Dahahm Choi

<p>Traditional Korean fabrics laid to dry.</p>

Traditional Korean fabrics laid to dry.

<p>An array of colors sourced from organic dyes.</p>

An array of colors sourced from organic dyes.

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