While Korean fashion is yet to become a global phenomenon, it is slowly but surely getting more recognition. The biggest force behind such growth is, without a doubt, the designers. As fashion icon Chriselle Lim, one of today’s most influential stylists with a huge number of followers on YouTube and Instagram, speaks of the potential this small country has to offer: “Because Korean designers haven’t hit the mass market yet, they’re able to just create things they’re passionate about.” To encourage such creative endeavors and to boost the local industry, 2017 F/W Seoul Fashion Week will be taking place from the 27th until April 1st at DDP. Just walking by to spot some outfit inspirations won’t be such a bad idea as people are going to go over the top and beyond to stand out in the crowd.
A night tour at Gyeongbokgung and Korean royal court cuisine at the royal kitchen — it's really something to see, and a lot to taste. The meal will consist of 12 dishes, just like how it was prepared for the kings and queens of Joseon Dynasty. After being fed like an Emperor, you will be touring 10 locations in the palace grounds, including Emperor Gojong's library, a brightly-lit pond full of lotus flowers, the pavilion (there will be a live performance of traditional Korean music) and two rooms that aren't normally open to the public. This event will start on the 20th of this month and will go on until April 14th. Make sure to get your tickets ASAP as it's extremely popular. There will be 2 tours a day (6.30pm and 7.40pm) and the duration will be around 140 minutes. Tickets are available at
Having begun last year, the Bamdokkaebi Night Market is back in full force. From spring to fall, this night market supplies handmade accessories and decorative items, along with food trucks and performances all for the sake of letting Seoulites have some fun as the cool evening sets in. This year's market will begin on March 24th in 4 different locations around Seoul. Every Fridays and Saturdays, the ones at Yeouido Hangang Park Floating Stage and Banpo Bridge Hangang Park Moonlight Square will open at 6pm, while DDP will be hosting the vendors from 7pm. Cheonggyecheon’s night markets are set to be held every Saturday and Sunday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Each destination will have their own theme. At Yeouido Floating Stage’s ‘World Night Market’, you will be able to enjoy food and dance performances from different parts of the world. DDP will host the ‘Youth Runway and Dance Night’, a place for you to experience fashion shows and DJ performances while shopping from young artisans. Cheonggyecheon’s ‘Time Sleep Market’ and Banpo Bridge Moonlight Square’s ‘Romantic Moonlight Market’, which will showcase interesting art performances. Note that the Cheonggyecheon night market is seasonal, meaning it will only open on the following dates: May 19-21, August 18-20, September 15-17 and lastly October 13-15. All other night markets will continue to open until October 29th. For more information, visit http://www.bamdokkaebi.org/language/intro_eng.php.