Dress like a Hallyu star
Helmed by South Korean singer Kim Jae-joong, Moldir offers trendy yet timeless designs
THE Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais, France, is holding an exhibition from June 15 to Dec 31, 2017, dedicated to the work of Hubert de Givenchy, the legendary fashion designer and founder of the Givenchy fashion house.
Seventy outfits symbolising his inspirations, his expertise and his significant encounters recap almost six decades of fashion design.
The show will see outfits from private wardrobes, the Givenchy archives and the collection of several European museums go on public display for over six months.
Under the artistic direction of Hubert de Givenchy himself, the exhibition will retrace the couturier's entire career, from his first collection in 1952 to his sumptuous wedding gowns and his key encounters. YOU’VE probably seen K-pop stars on stage driving fans wild with their easy swagger and cool confidence. Well, a large part of the appeal comes from the way they dress.
South Korean fashion label Moldir carries a wide range of trendy apparels and accessories, which reflect a youthful, exuberant energy.
Moldir opened its first flagship store in Seoul in 2014. Ever since then, it has wowed customers with collections that are timeless but with just the right amount of edge.
Have your doubts about Moldir? Then know this – South Korean superstar Kim Jae-joong is the label’s art director. If that doesn’t work in lending it K-pop cred, nothing will.
“In a flawless production, whether in music or acting, fashion is something that can’t be left out. Through the designs, I try to show the sensibility I have developed through my experiences,” he stated in a 2015 interview.
“What I consider most important is the material. To create a design that is not just instant fashion with a short-term, consumptive feel, high-quality materials must be used, which is why I care about every single little detail.”
Popularly known as Jaejoong, he’s also a member of the pop group JYJ and a songwriter and actor.
From designing to the cloth selection process, the 31-year-old is reportedly very involved in Moldir’s creative process. He works closely with the team to come out with the products.
In videos posted up on YouTube, Jaejoong can be seen spearheading design efforts. He is shown looking through fabric swatches and inspecting finished products, as well as sketching designs.
The label started with leather bags and accessories, but now includes ready-towear for men and women in its collections. Sweatshirts released by Moldir in the past apparently sold out within a few days after launching.
While the five-storey flagship store located in the Cheongdam-dong district of Seoul is definitely a must-visit, you can also shop for Moldir online (moldirkorea. com) – and yes, there is international shipping!
A favourite with Jaejoong’s fans, Moldir is well loved by other South Korean celebrities as well. Hallyu actors such as Lee Minho, Lee Hyun Woo, Yoon Si Yoon and Lee Jong Suk have been spotted rocking the products. Every first Wednesday of the month, Star2 will be highlighting fresh, cool fashion brands from Malaysia and around Asia. Want to see some of your favourites featured? Just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The multi-fashion label includes leather goods, accessories and a ready-to-wear collection. — Photos: Moldir
Calais Museum of Lace and Fashion celebrates Hubert de Givenchy. — AFP