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The weather in Seoul is very warm right now, like early summer. To me, spring is always a time to do creative things—one of them being my quarterly cultural magazine Spectrum, a new issue of which finally comes out this week.

I’ve run this magazine since spring 2011, and we’ve completely freshened up the vibe of Spectrum in this issue. We selected a theme, ‘Icons’ in contemporary culture.


Mr. Darren Romanelli, also known as DrX, and fashion designer Mr. Han Sanghyuk both appear in our new section, “Looks,” alongside Korean menswear master Mr. JUUN.J. I chatted with Ms. Hyein Seo, an Antwerp-based fashion designer who showed her eponymous brand’s impressive debut collection via VFiles during New York fashion week, and my all-time favorite, Ms. Ye Rin Mok, a Los Angeles-based photographer who unveiled her personal life and more. Oh, we also introduce talented movie directors Ms. Lee Yu-bin and Mr. Woo Moon-gi and their debut full-length films for our “Gallery” chapter, too.


I wanted to share a few images from Spectrum No. 13, our Spring 2014 issue, before it officially launches. Enjoy!

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Photos: Courtesy of Hong Sukwoo

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