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GIORGIO ARMANI SUPPORTS THE NEW GENERATION OF DESIGNERS – MUNSOO KWON
Images courtesy of Giorgio Armani Press office & Munsoo Kwon.

This year marks the ninth season of Giorgio Armani’s support of the new generation of fashion creatives. On the occasion of the next edition of Milano Moda Uomo, held in collaboration with the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, the Italian designer will host the presentation of Korean fashion designer Munsoo Kwon’s latest collection at Armani/Teatro. This seasonal project highlights the work of the upcoming generation of designers and adds an international event to the schedule of Milano Moda Uomo, presenting talent from all over the world. Korean designer Munsoo Kwon trained at American design schools. His menswear features a sartorial approach, filtered through the lens of youth culture. The result is an impeccable, strongly personal style.

‘This season, I continue to support some of the most promising fashion designers on the international scene, keeping a global view of creative talent. Munsoo Kwon will be the next designer to show his work at Armani/Teatro and I hope my encouragement and support will bode well for his career,’ says Giorgio Armani.

Armani Teatro / Giorgio Armani Theater, Milan, © photo by AJ Weissbard

“I’m more than thankful to be granted with a chance to make that dream come true by Mr. Giorgio Armani. It is a great honor to introduce my very special 10th collection at the Armani/Teatro in Milan” said Munsoo Kwon.

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Designer Profile
Designer Education
2003-2007 Academy of Art University, School of Fashion, San Francisco CA Bachelor of Fine Arts, Menswear Concentration

Designer History
2011-Present Munsoo Kwon, Seoul, Creative Director.
2009-2011 Buckler, New York NY, Associate Designer
2008-2009 Robert Geller, New York NY, Menswear Internship
2008 Helmut Lang, New York NY, Menswear, Women’s wear Internship
2008 Thom Browne, New York NY, Menswear Internship
2007-2008 Yigal Azrouël, New York NY, Menswear Internship
2005 Nice Collective, San Francisco CA, Menswear Internship

View an edit of Munsoo Kwon’s Fall Winter 2017 collection here/ Seoul Fashion Week

Brand Concept

MUNSOO KWON attempts to steer clear of the traditional saturated menswear market, and build his designs based on neatly tailored modern silhouettes that are practical; yet maintain his own distinctive design. His aesthetic is faithful to proportions and carefully designed for an impeccable fit, while still using his unique detailing. He is well known for his exquisite storytelling skills.

Brand History
May 2017. 2017 Global Fashion Mentorship (GKL-Young Creator Indonesia) Mentoring
Mar 2017. FW17 Seoul Fashion Week, Seoul Collection Fashion Show
Dec 2016. 2016 Global Fashion Mentorship (GKL-Young Creator Indonesia) Mentoring
Nov 2016. Designed Collaboration Artworks for LF Lafuma X MUNSOO KWON SS17 capsule collection
Oct 2016. Designed Hoody for ‘Inner View Season 2’ of 72 Sec TV Oct 2016. Collaboration SS17 Shoes with UNDERGROUND Co. Ltd.
Sep 2016. SS17 Seoul Fashion Week, Seoul Collection Fashion Show May 2016 2016 Asia Model Festival K-Model Awards. The designer of the year.
May 2016 2016 Cottonday by Cotton USA. Creative cotton collection of MUNSOO KWON.
Mar 2016. Exhibited Munsoo Kwon Collection at Vogue Korea 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Mar 2016. FW16 Collaborashion with eyewear brand ALO ( Sunglasses 2 Styles, Glasses 1 Style )
Mar 2016. FW16 Seoul Fashion Week, Seoul Collectoin Fashion Show
Mar 2016. Launched MSKN2ND (Second Brand of MUNSOO KWON)
Jan 2016. Participated in 2015 International Woolmark Prize Menswear Final
Nov 2015. Participated as Speaker at Herald Design Forum 2015 Premium Talk
Oct 2015. 2015 W Hotel Gourmet Couture. Collaboration dining program lunched.
Jul 2015. 2015 International Woolmark prize menswear finalist for Asia region.
May 2015. 2015 Seoul’s 10 Soul selected for Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Global Fashion Brand Develop Project
May 2015. 2015 Woolmark prize selected for Menswear from Korea.
Apr 2015. Launched Shirts Capsule Collection in a collaboration with Shinsegae
Apr 2015. Designed special customs for Audi 2015 Seoul Motor Show
Mar 2015. FW15 Seoul Fashion Week, Seoul Collection fashion show.
Mar 2015. 2015 Indonesia Fashion Week fashion show.
Dec 2014. Awarded as the Year’s New Menswear Designer at 3rd CFDK AWARDS
Nov 2014. Held a fashion show at the Cutting Edge Fashion hosted by W Hotel and Ceci Magazine
Nov 2014. Launched teleshopping brand MUNSTRUCTION with CJ O’Shopping
Oct 2014. SS15 Seoul Fashion Week, Seoul Collection fashion show.
Oct 2014. Collaboration with 20th anniversary CeCi Magazine for limited edition T-shirt.
Jul 2014. SS15 Capsule New York trade show.
Jun 2014. SS15 Capsule Paris trade show.
Jun 2014. SS15 Pitti Immagine Uomo trade show, Touch.
May 2014 2014 Pre 10 Soul selected for Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Global Fashion Brand Develop Project
May 2014. Collaboration with Galleria Department store and Pop-Up Store.
Mar 2014. FW14 Seoul Fashion Week, Generation Next fashion show.
Jan 2014. FW14 Pitti Immagine Uomo trade show, The Latest Fashion Buzz by L’Uomo Vogue and GQ Italia
Oct 2013. SS14 Seoul Fashion Week, Generation Next fashion show.
Mar 2013. FW13 Seoul Fashion Week, Generation Next fashion show.
Jan 2013. FW13 Capsule New York and Paris trade show.
July 2012. SS13 Capsule Berlin trade show.
Jun 2012. SS13 Capsule Paris trade show.
Feb 2012. FW12 Workroom Las Vegas trade show.
Jan 2012. FW12 Capsule New York trade show.
Oct 2011. MUNSOO KWON launched

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