R&B songstress Estelle opened the Bonkuk Koo Spring/Summer 2013 show presented by Stolichnaya Vodka. The collection was inspired by the nine flavors of Stoli Vodka coupled with the designer’s detailed use of sculptural shapes.
Each look was a manifestation of the refined Stoli flavors projected onto a two-dimensional surface. The final designs were chosen by ELLE Magazine readers across the country.
A delightful collection of silk georgette dresses made their way down the runway in ivory, white, orange, red, black, orange, pink and nude.
Each dress was inspired by a Stoli flavor: Vanil, Razberi, Hot, Chocolat Razberi, Premium, Blueberi, Ohranj, Salted Karamel or Sticki.
Enjoy a taste of a few of our favorites below:
Left: Stoli Blueberi Dress with Silk Georgette and Orange Silk Hem. Cardigan – White Spherical Shape 3-Ply Silk Georgette
Right: Stoli Hot Red Silk Georgette Dress with Red Silk Piping
Left: Stoli Sticki White Silk Georgette Dress with White Satin-Faced Chiffon Top
Right: Stoli Hot White Silk Georgette with Red Symmetrical Sculptural Silk Inset
In January 2009, Bonkuk Koo was selected as “Emerging Fashion Designer of the Year” by International Design Award (IDA). He also won first place in Haute Couture from IDA. In 2008, he created two dresses for the opening event of S.O.F.A (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art) in New York. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009, he worked at Chado Ralph Rucci alongside his lifetime mentor in fashion. Following a four-year career at Ralph Rucci, he accepted a designer role at Encuentro Moda in Spain. His two solo exhibitions include one in New York in 2009 and the other in Seoul, Korea in 2011.