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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Andre Kim showcases 2007 collection at Ankor Wat

The Korea Herald

Korea's top designer Andre Kim is to launch his 2007 fashion collection this evening at Ankor Wat, a temple inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is the first time a designer to hold a fashion show at Cambodia's national treasure - one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Kim's "Fahion Fantasia: Ankor Wat" is part of Ankor-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2006 that kicked off last month and run through Jan. 9 next year. The 50 -day event titled "Ancient Future: The Myths of the Orient" features exhibitions on khmer civilization (1181-1215) and the Silla culture (B.C.57-935) which privides insight into the culture of Korea and Cambodia.

The two Korean Wave stars, actors Kim Rae-Won and Kim Hee- Sun are to take stage with other models showcasing a total of 187 piece during the three hours show.

Set against the majestic backdrop of early 12-century Ankor Wat, a temple that represents the achievements of the Khmer Empire at its zenith, Kim is to present the splendor of 5000 years of history of Korea and also revives the achievements the Khmer Empire of ancient Cambodia.

Starting with a stage that honors the opening of the Ankor-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2006. Kim will also deliver the message of everlasting love and romanticism through this symbolic fashion.

"I have prepared the fashion show for quite a long time. I do my best to represent the greatness of the Khmer and silla Kingdoms," said Andre Kim before leaving the country yesterday. Kim has already given several show in foriegn countries including China with his unique design featuringthe everlasting theme, love and fantasy. Read more!