Mr. DONG RYUL. KIM graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. He has established his brand “RYUL +WAI:” in 2008 and has been invited to participate many Fashion Runway Shows. Now he is a professor in SASADA Fashion School.
Thank you very much for your interest in our brand “RYUL+WAI:”. Actually, I began to be interested in fashion when I was 20 years old(in 2000). Before that, my biggest hobby was illustrations. And I was majoring in fashion design and the actual fabric during my college so that I developed another new talent in clothes and trend through the figure in my textbook.
It is a dominant part of RYUL+WAI: for the design of Communication. WAI used the spelling of the word Y which shows “you” can be applied to a broad sense such as the concept of times and culture. In another words, that is, RYUL+WAI can enlarge the meaning of Communication. Because the conversation between you and yourself will make the times happen.
You are a fashion designer also a fashion school professor, what is the difference between them?
Great minds think alike. As a dress designer, when we are engaged in guiding brand and designing clothes, ANNE is the main driver. However, they do the same thing: designing and teaching students,which, improving themselves through the activity.
As a professor, could you say something to encourage the students who love fashion?
We received lots of suggestion from students. Firstly is what they think towards the concept of time. One of the reason is I myself think time is fair to everyone. Thus, our students are more aware of how to make use of time to achieve success. No pain, no gain. Furthermore, the up-to-date clothes is not only just to present this era,but to emphasize: All the fashionable culture center as well as the most industry can be make advantage of. These stories were all inspired by our “expert”--- those students who major in clothes design.
You have been invited to participate Seoul Fashion Week many times. So, any funny stories that you would like to share with our readers regarding any of your design projects you performed?
They first gave a showtime when they was young. So when we were talking about BACKSTAGE, most people still had no idea on RYUL+WAI:. ANNE and I had discussed a thousand times. Besides, they mistaken the model’s size because of lacking of experience. And many of that plots brought my memories back to the stage: We hope BACKSTAGE should be got from model but not from the exhibition. I made a thorough inspection of my shoes before the rehearsal.
Any other projects you are working on now or will start working in the future?
The present work continuously prove that it is a significant project for now and future to communicate together. As for many people in Korea, China, France and Hong Kong, it is the mutual efforts between RYUL+WAI: and ANNE.(So far, Hong Kong and France possess the sale and brand of RYUL+WAI: clothes. )
Fashion, we sincerely hope that we can reach different connection and collaboration in music and arts.