How and What is an eclectic collection of garments for both men and women. Whereas there were just a few looks for men, they were definitely eye-catching. Let’s first start with what has to be a fan favorite: the bright green trench coat. This would be a great way to cover up a more basic looks for a pop of color and style.

The black and grey onesies for men were also different and fun. I am not sure how many men would wear them, but they are certainly something new we’ve been seeing…let’s see if the trend continues. The embellished floral patterns spotted on both shirts and a jacket add a little twist to the looks too.

How and What is a rather quirky selection of menswear clothes, but any man would love one of their garments to accent a basic outfit.

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Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Natalie Rap.

The BEOM collection is for a young, trendy man hoping to push the edge but still stay relevant. The collection is fun and quirky and features looks with a special pattern of goldfish, dots, cutouts and baggy pants. Distinctly Asian with its Koi fish tribute, the standout of the collection is clearly in the jackets.

Featuring everything from colorblocking to cutouts to leather to tweed in jacket form, BEOM has really gotten it right in the jacket sector. You can pair the jackets with some of the baggy pants or leather shorts BEOM offers or with a simple pair of denim jeans or trousers for a more classic look.

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BNB12 is a unisex Korean brand focusing on offering funky, trendy clothing options to young adults. BNB12 is for the young man who wants to look street savvy. In fact, the typical Asian street style look is reminiscent of BNB12: baggy pants, screen-printed shirts and trendy jackets.

The casual street look is quite popular in Asia especially with the younger set, and it’s clear that young adults are really into the BNB12 look and rightly so. The brand is all unisex, so you can see both women and men alike sporting their garments.

Whereas these looks aren’t office-appropriate, they are perfect for a hip weekend outfit or a college students urban wardrobe.

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I can now say with 100% conviction after seeing the ME: YOOMI collection that the long trench is officially back. The ME: YOOMI brand considers themselves to create business urban casual fashions for men around the world, and this collection is quite appealing and appropriate for many the occasion. But let’s get back to the trenches.

Coming in a variety of colors, patterns and styles, ME: YOOMI makes paisley-esque patterned trenches, army-green trenches, color-blocked trenches and even a blue-ish houndstooth style patterned trench. Paired with a variety of trousers and layered over suits or more casual looks, we can’t help but want to wear a ME: YOOMI trench.

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A standout Italian-inspired collection Vanhart walked the runway at Seoul Fashion Week. Typically a fashion week known for trendy, avant-gard designs, the Vanhart collection wowed the crowds with a more classic, dapper set of designs.

Long trenches over suits and motorcycle jackets layered over scarves and knitwear were common fare in the Vanhart show. A variety of colors and silhouettes were shown, but all typical Italian tailoring with tapered looks and well-fitting garments. No oversize was seen here, except for the longer trenches. Linen was repeatedly used and the looks were accessoried with sunglasses and casual loafers, sandals or wingtips.

Have we seen Vanhart before? No, but it certainly feels like it…in Milan or Florence. However elegant, the looks will still well-received by the trendier Seoul crowd.

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This avant-garde brand is all about darkness. The designer feels that the collection is perfect for those wanting “armour” or the chance to hide behind their clothes.

The designs are blunt but intricate. Clothed only in black, tattooed, uber cool models walked the runways to a live DJ. Black knitwear, cotton and leather in all sorts of silhouettes categorized the line. Some interesting looks were the trendy coats and jackets, the leather pants and of course— the showstopper look of the shorts/pants combo. What is that, one might ask? It’s literally shorts and pants, one leg long pants, the other leg shorts. A nice way to show off any leg tattoos you might have while still keeping covered on a chilly day.

Whereas BDMOTP isn’t particularly into the “goth” look, Vlades does show promise—it’s not just another dark brand filled with angst. The sharp designs and modern silhouettes keep it relevant for anyone, and not just the death metal set. Any man would look sharp sporting a Vlades coat or jacket!

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Altea is an Italian company that dates back to 1892. The very first Altea shop was located in central Milan, and four generations later, business is booming. Many of the Altea garments are made from their signature fabric which is silk. The current spring menswear collection is certainly dapper, with blues, greens and whites welcoming in the warmer weather.

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South Korean’s can now welcome the warmer weather in the newest Altea shop, with the newest in womens and menswear.

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In addition to many a spring scarf, there are plenty of blazers to go around. Mixing patterns is a trend we’ve seen on the runway which has clearly carried over into shops for this season. The clothes seem to be light, airy and comfortable, and the boutique fresh and kitschy with a calming, wooden interior design.

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87MM is a sporty Korean brand that features sporty, comfortable looks. The designs are definitely street wear, and meant to look casual and cool.

The collection could easily be sported in London, as that new-age, casual look is beginning to come into play there. BDMOTP photographer Alex Finch was able to get backstage during their Seoul Fashion Week runway show to snap some of the looks.

Baseball hats, anoraks and overalls were juxtaposed with a business-like pinstripe and colorblocked blazers to make for some interesting looks. The clothes seem durable and wearable, useful and yet fashionable. After all, an anorak on a rainy day in London or Tokyo can certainty come into play, however you want to seem stylish at the same time.

Long trenches and details like zippers and patches with numbers on them were also seen on many of the garments. No one can argue that this collection is quite unique in its own way.

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Studio K is a Korean brand that is simply put, cool. Men seeing these fashions, well, it makes any regular dude want to be sporting a Studio K blazer or outfit!

BDMOTP photographer Alex Finch was able to shoot backstage, getting a vibe for the whimsical and funky feel of the collection, called “Reinvented”. Although this line has a distinctly Korean vibe, this is a collection that could work on an international level, as it’s preppy, light patterns and color combo’s are quirky and fun.

Suits with shorts, colorblocked and patterned jackets were accessorized with mirrored sunglasses, the hot trend in Seoul at the moment. Stripes somehow look impeccable and elegant when tailored perfectly in a suit form. Mixing patterns is a trend we just can’t stop seeing on this season’s runways. Confident models worked the looks, making every man watching just hoping for a chance to rock some Studio K fashions.

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BDMOTP is back at Seoul Fashion Week and as always, the scene is filled with trendy, hip and modern looks. Asian fashion is always cutting edge, and Seoul is one of our favorite spots to take it all in. Not to mention, the street style is to die for!

Starting out with the shows, BDMOTP photographer Alex Finch was able to get backstage for several of them and get some in action shots of the models preparing for the runway walks.

Beyond Closet is a sporty, urban brand which is quite popular in Korea and the rest of Asia, and known for being ultra-hip. This season, Beyond Closet  stuck with their usual sporty approach, and including trends like mixing stripes with plaids, and dressing down blazers to be more casual. Backwards baseball caps embraced the sporty, and a whimsical touch was added with cartoon like animal drawings such as dogs and sheep on tee-shirts, sweatshirts and even pants. Baseball jackets, ties paired with shorts and even backpacks kept the college youthful, giving it a schoolboy feel.

Sunglasses and necklaces accessorized the looks, adding that extra look of Asian edginess, making the models look uber-cool and sophisticated. Anyone who can look sophisticated in pants patterned with baby lambs on them is pretty cool, so these models really took the designs to the next level.

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