Park Youn-Soo made his debut in 1980 as a Gold Prize winner at a Fashion Contest hosted by a major daily newspaper in South Korea. In 1990, he became one of the founding members of S.F.A.A.(Seoul Fashion Artists Association) what was today’s ‘Seoul Fashion Week’ back then. As of 2016, he showcased total 54 collections. He launched the ‘Park Youn-Soo All Style’ in 1985 and has tried every possibility that fashion can imagine, including splendid colors, urbane chic, strong military look, provocative funk, freewheeling hippie, unconventional bisexual, futuristic high-tech silhouette etc. Today, ‘Park Youn-Soo Collection’ inherits the legacy of ‘Park Youn-Soo All Style’, a heritage fashion brand in South Korea.
Park’s early career was propelled by his vigorous young spirit and inspirations flowing from the robust energy. His career finally found its way to success in London, 2012 as he launched his unique casual brand ‘BIG PARKk’. BIG PARK is experimental and creative, inspired by adventurous lifestyle. The collaboration with ‘July Column’, an art studio run by Park’s two daughters, added the brand more intensity and exuberance and vastly contributed to stamping BIG PARK’s brand awareness.
The agitated post-punk and new wave movement in the 1980’s, grunge rock of the 1990’s, Futurism in the 2000’s, the street consciousness and rap music culture in 2010’s. These periodic keywords are all infused in BIG PARK’s style.
Park recalls that he had merely found his innermost peace while he walked back from the garment marketplace in Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, that he wore his high school uniform hat at a rakish angle to look to be cool, and that he liked to ride a bicycle. I can assure clothes designed by such character are in no way any less than dynamic and fun.
* Pop-up Period
November 2016 ~ April 2017: Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
July ~ December 2017: KSL pop-up boutique, 67 Hollywood road, Central, Hong Kong
1 & 2 – Fall/Winter 2016 Collection
3 & 4 – Spring/Summer 2017 Collection