Korean fashion lands at Vancouver’s Nordstrom with selection of gender-defying, avant garde labels

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      In the final instalment of its trilogy of Korean-themed pop-up shops, Vancouver’s Nordstrom is turning the spotlight on Korean fashion.

      The temporary shop will feature items from over 20 Korean designers, each of whom have garnered global followings thanks to their streetwise, avant garde, and often gender-neutral threads. Expect pleated metallic skirts by Kye, oversized ruffle-and-mesh tops by J Koo, and crochet bustier tops by SJYP that demonstrate South Korea’s ability to pick up and experiment with tomorrow’s trends at breakneck speed.

      Also available at the pop-up are pretty-in-punk, pearl-studded sandals; embroidered straw totes; and teeny-tiny purses coated in layers of pink glitter. An eccentric selection of home, beauty, and lifestyle goods include Champagne-rose-scented candles, rice-poodle-shaped watering cans, and adorable KidRobot plush toys.

      Price points for apparel range from $100 for Ts to upwards of $300 for coats and bomber jackets, while miscellaneous home items and accessories start at $9.

      The K-Fashion pop-up runs at Nordstrom Pacific Centre (799 Robson Street) until May 7. The shop is the last in a three-part series of pop-ups titled KPop-In @ Nordstrom. In February, the store highlighted Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster, and in March, it stocked a bevy of Korean beauty labels.

      Check out the images below for some of our top picks from the K-Fashion pop-up.

      Hyein Seo South of the Border Double Layer Bomber Jacket, $698.98
      J Koo Water Repellent Glitter Bag, $314.54
      J Koo Layered Check Shorts, $468.32
      J Koo Sleeveless Ruffle Dress, $866.74
      Suecomma Bonnie Imitation Pearl Embellished Sandal, $307.55
      Kye Distressed Unisex Graphic Tee, $150.98
      Hyein Seo Embroidered Work Pants, $528.43

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