Fashion Week Satisfaction Scorecard: Naeem Khan, Concept Korea, Billy Reid, Pamella Roland

FASHION-US-YONG
CONCEPT KOREA

Name: Anna Canlas

Date: Feb. 11

Show/Party name: Concept Korea

Listed start time: 3:00 PM

Actual start time: 3:27 PM

Notable personalities in attendance (please list): Shaun Ross (from Tropico, Lana del Rey’s film)

1. How would you rate your experience at the event?

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Comments: I was a little confused at the start of the show, when an Asian opera singer with a gold cape and a Britney mic came out onto the stage with four interpretative dancers and a video wall of nebular patterns behind all of them. But the edgy street wear put things in perspective for me. File under: Art.

2. Quality of service (Ushers, ticket scanners, etc.,):

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Comments: First there was a quick runaround from the exit of the first show I watched today, to the table in front where I had to scan my barcode in order for me to get my seat number. When I got to my seat, though, someone was in it. Normally, since the smaller shows like this don’t get as packed, those in Priority Standing try to find themselves seats in the rows, which is what happened here.

3. Attention to detail (Gift bags, runway set, clothes):

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 Comments: Art met street wear in this group show, which combined original prints, with materials like wool, neoprene and leather—all perfectly warm fabrics suitable for fall. Everything was precisely constructed, and you could see that the garments were finished very well. Sometimes, however, the styling was too zany for my taste.

4. Overall consumer satisfaction (based on the qualities you were able to observe from attendees):

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Comments: Because of the detail and level of originality in the pieces, you could really feel the members of the audience straining to look as closely as possible to the garments passing by. At the end of the show, came a respectable volume of applause. But again, everyone was silent during the song-and-dance number at the beginning.

 5. Additional comments: I could see myself wanting to buy some of the pieces, to the point that I was curious as to whether Concept Korea was actually retailed in New York.