If you go to Seoul, South Korea, may have heard of "Asia's first handbag Museum," said Simone Handbag Museum.
The museum, which opened in the summer of 2012, is located in Garosu-gil, a designer store. It is housed in a 10-storey, handbag-like building, with more than 300 handbags from Europe, from the 15th century Bag has been traced back to the contemporary IT Bag.
The third floor of the building is above the museum floor, the third layer showcases modern art pioneer works, the fourth layer shows from 1500 to 1900 bags.
In these bags, not only handbags, as well as purses, as well as pockets, small purses, handbags, clutch, and even sachets. The oldest of the exhibits is a silk, made of metal from 1550 woven wallet, the youngest of the exhibits is from Celine 2012 spring and summer new handbag.
In addition, here can see more modern collections also have Alexander McQueen 2010 cortical British flag (Union Jack) clutch, a borrowed from the Antwerp fashion museum Martin Margiela glove bag, an 80s of last century Prada canvas backpack.
From these exhibits can be seen in the bag from the decorative features become useful, and then change back to decoration. Some of the old bags of expensive materials, but they do not take into account the practicality, usually for leisure and entertainment rather than for a day's work or to go out to prepare.
These bags are not on the shelf shelves, some handbags also has a human body model. In order to meet the bag effect, these human models are put on clothes, also wearing a fine wig. If you are interested, you can also enter the museum's official website to see some interesting photos, they show the museum's construction process, including its construction of venues, select the human body model, combination of mannequins and Gift Mk Handbags
"Handbags are a very interesting topic in the context of fashion and women's sociology," says Dawn Jung, senior curator of the Simone Handbag Museum. "You can change the texture, shape and size of the history of handbag design See a lot of stories. "
Judith Clark, a professor of fashion and museology at the University of the Arts London, is the curator of the museum. In 2004, Judith Clark at the Antwerp Museum of fashion has done "illusion" (Spectres) exhibition. In 2006, she also curated the exhibition "Anna Piaggi: Fashion-ology" at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Simone MK Crossbody Bags
Museum exhibition, Judith Clark would like to focus on human models to explain the different times of women take the bag of the habit. For example, in 1790 before and after the French Revolution, women are getting used to the bag in his hand or in the arm.
In fact, the museum by South Korea's handbag maker Simone Acc. Collection Ltd. funded to complete, to Judith Clark's curatorial budget of 1.3 million US dollars.
Simone Acc Collection Ltd. was founded in 1987, exactly, the company doing business in Korea is the original package design manufacturer (ODM) - it does not only OEM, but by the purchaser commissioned it from the design To produce single-handedly produced bags. At present, its subsidiary, Simone FC's biggest customer is Michael Kors. The company since 1992, keen to build its overseas factories in China. The same year in Guangzhou to establish the first factory, then in Guangzhou and Qingdao, respectively, a total of eight factories, until 1999 was willing to go to Indonesia to expand the factory.
It seems the Simone Handbag Museum is an interesting thing for the company that makes bags. However, it should not be so simple. Because in 2012 the museum just opened, the museum store is selling its new series 0914.
"We hope our company will not only become a global foundry for handbags, but will also become part of the global fashion industry." Simone Acc. Collection Ltd. CEO Kenny Park explains Simone's goal at his company's official website .