This weekend is the start of Seoul Fashion Week 2022. No location is more trendy for fashion photoshoots than Seoul’s Dongdaemoon Design Plaza. The Avant-Guard architecture is the perfect backdrop to show off the latest futuristic and chic trends. And so, be sure to stop by over the weekend to catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrities and fashion influencers.
Seoul Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a famous place with tourists and with citizens beyond just fashion week. Firstly It’s a major landmark in Seoul designed by Zaha Hadid and Samoo. This curvy building reminds me of a spaceship with its forms and abstract shapes.
Secondly, inside the peculiar construction is an assortment of stores, cafes, a museum, and coworking spaces. You can take a closer look at the exterior of a place in this online gallery.
And so, this famously futuristic building, located in the heart of Seoul’s historical garment district, is definitely worth a visit.
Beyond Seoul Fashion Week: DDP’s Interior
The everchanging outdoor DDP will satisfy all your senses, even your sense of smell. Yes, one of the main reasons I want to regale about is a hall, is its scent. However, the entirety of the building in and of itself is a treasure.
The hall of the building is a place to rest and enjoy your surroundings in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. From the first steps inside, you will activate your sense of smell with an author’s scent which reminds you about the bamboo forest. The next thing you can notice is the calming music surrounding you, pleasing your ears.
Next, and most important are the visuals. The interior is modern with white furniture and stone stairs. The floor is covered with fluffy carpet resembling a stony road with growing grass between the stones.
However beautiful, the front gardens with white artificial roses are what enchanted me the most. The roses had a light glowing from within. It was like something out of a fairytale.
Best DDP Photozones for Seoul Fashion Week
There are amazing photo zones located throughout the DDP. So, don’t be shy about stopping for pictures at whatever location catches your eye. However, be sure to go with a friend or bring a tripod so that you are able to capture the fabulous outfits you’ve prepared for Seoul Fashion Week 2022.
The DDP is the main location for Seoul Fashion Week. For the general public, most people will be taking photos and enjoying their time outside the building. The outside of the building is spectacular. The futuristic scenes starlight and amaze you from first sight. No wonder why the organization of the Fashion Shows prefers DDP to all other possible hub locations.
Make sure that you stay at DDP during Seoul Fashion Week until sunset. The city lights and the lit-up building are a sight to behold. They will make the perfect backdrop to your fashion photos.
However, during Seoul Fashion week, you may find the outside of DDP to be saturated with people. And so, you can search around for some unconventional photo spots. There are tons of interesting backdrops located in the subway and the underground marketplace. Personally, I really loved some of the staircases and walkways in the surrounding area.
Want to know more about what to expect at Seoul Fashion Week? Of course, events were restricted over the past two years due to the pandemic, but you can Click Here to read all about 2019 Seoul Fashion Week.