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.
Check out some relaxing tunes of traditional Korean music this spring at the Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater. Beginning March 3rd and running until May 27th, Pre & Free is a series of gugak concerts and performances for all to enjoy. Of the 25 participating teams, the pansori, tap dance and classical collaborations are not to be missed. In addition, for 2 weeks starting April 11th, members of the Gugak Association will be throwing 20 shows as part of the 'Citizen’s Week.' Located between Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, the Seoul Donghwamun Traditional Theater will be the place to check out this spring to get the best of traditional Korean music. All tickets will cost 5,000 won per seat. During the Citizen’s Week, all shows will be free (online pre-registration required). Check their website for further details on performance times.
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