A warm hello from Juliet Robot: we’re really happy you stopped by. We hope you’ll make it a regular thing, so we can share our updates about shoes, design and Korean fashion. This site is a work in progress and we’ll update it often. But first, introductions.
Our designer Hyangmi Kim is a lifelong resident of Seoul and fashionista. She could never find the shoes she wanted to wear. So, beginning in 2014, she kindled her love of design by learning shoe-making.
The arts of sketching, swatching, cutting, lasting and sewing do not come easy, and she honed her craft for three years before choosing a reputable factory to work with her designs.
A Day In The Life
A regular day for Hyangmi includes trekking across Seongsu, the shoe-making district of Seoul, for leather samples; a long stop at the factory to meet with the patterner, cutters and sewers and do some hands-on work; and maybe a trip to the famous Dongdaemun clothing district to look for accessories. She’s always on the lookout for new materials that match her design philosophy: structure, bold colours and metallics, combined in playful, evocative ways.
Putting It Together
Juliet Robot is part of the new wave, or hallyu, of Korean design. As part of the thriving art and design community in Seoul, Hyangmi works with many different people to bring you her shoes. Today we’re giving a shoutout to the hardworking people who put together Juliet Robot’s first modelling shoot:
Thanks Dot, Matt and Eunjeong, we couldn’t have done it without you!
We’ll feature more of their work in the upcoming weeks. And we want to feature you, too. Send us a photo of you wearing your Juliet Robots and we’ll share your fashion-forward sense with the world!
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