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Fashion King

Drama Title: Fashion King
Korean Title: 패션왕
Romanization: Paeseon Wang
Chinese Name: 时尚王 / 时装王
Japanese Name: ファッション王
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Place: South Korea
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 19 March 2012 – 22 May 2012
Language: Korean
Air time: Monday and Tuesday 9:55 PM

Preceded By: Salaryman Cho Han Ji / History of Salaryman
Followed By:

Plot Summary / Synopsis

Fashion King is a drama about people who start off fromt Dongdaemun market of Seoul and become world class fashion designers. It tells the story of the challenges and successes, love and desire of a group of aspiring youth designers who march forward to the world.

A young aspiring designer Kang Young Gul who is poor starts his fashion business at Dongdaemun market. He has never had any goals or dreams for a bright future until he meets Lee Ga Young, and together they work towards their dreams to become world class designers.

Cast

Yoo Ah In (유아인) as Kang Young Gul (강영걸)
Shin Se Kyung (신세경) as Lee Ga Young (이가영)
Lee Je Hoon (이제훈) as Jung Jae Hyuk (정재혁)
Kwon Yu Ri (유리) as Choi Anna (최안나)
Jang Mi Hee (장미희) as Madam Jo Soon Hee (조마담) – President of Boutique Jo
Han Yoo Yi (한유이) as Shin Jung Ah (신정아)
Ra Mi Ran (라미란) as Employee at Young Gul’s factory
Go Soo Hee as Employee at Young Gul’s factory
Jang Eun Bi as Employee at Young Gul’s factory
Cha Seo Won as Miss Ko
Ra Jae Woong as Chil Bok
Lee Han Wie as Hwang Tae San
Shin Seung Hwan as Jang Il Kook
Ki Eun Se as Soo Ji
Lee Yoo Joon as Eokkae
Kim Il Woo as Jung Man Ho
Lee Hye Sook as Yoon Hyang Sook
Yoon Gi Won as Secretary Kim
Kim Byung Ok as Director Kim
Yoo Chae Young as Bong Sook
Tory Burch (토리 버치) as Tory Burch (Cameo)
Vincent D’Elia (빈센트 디엘리아) as Vincent D’Elia (Cameo)

Production Credits

Director: Lee Myung Woo (이명우)
Screenwriter: Kim Gi Ho (김기호), Lee Sun Mi (이선미)

Synopsis by Summary

Viewership Ratings (Ranking)

Date Episode Nationwide (TNS) Seoul (TNS) Nationwide (AGB) Seoul (AGB)
19 March 2012 1 12.4 (10th) 14.8 (5th) 10.0 (20th) 11.0 (16th)
20 March 2012 2 11.5 (11th) 13.5 (6th) 8.9 (19th) 9.5 (17th)
26 March 2012 3 12.3 (10th) 14.8 (5th) 9.2 (16th) 10.5 (14th)
27 March 2012 4 11.6 (13th) 14.2 (7th) 9.6 (17th) 10.9 (16th)
2 April 2012 5 12.6 (9th) 14.3 (6th) 10.1 (14th) 11.4 (12th)
3 April 2012 6 12.7 (9th) 14.4 (5th) 10.4 (14th) 12.0 (7th)
9 April 2012 7 11.9 (9th) 14.3 (7th) 9.0 (16th) 10.3 (12th)
10 April 2012 8 10.7 (13th) 12.6 (9th) 9.7 (15th) 10.6 (13th)
16 April 2012 9 12.5 (9th) 13.2 (6th) 10.6 (12th) 12.0 (8th)
17 April 2012 10 11.1 (10th) 13.1 (6th) 9.6 (11th) 10.7 (10th)
23 April 2012 11 11.3 (12th) 11.9 (7th) 9.8 (14th) 11.2 (9th)
24 April 2012 12 11.6 (10th) 14.1 (5th) 9.4 (11th) 10.7 (10th)
30 April 2012 13 10.8 (8th) 13.1 (5th) 9.4 (15th) 10.6 (9th)
1 May 2012 14 10.9 (10th) 13.4 (6th) 9.9 (13th) 10.8 (10th)
7 May 2012 15 10.7 (7th) 12.6 (6th) 9.2 (12th) 10.0 (9th)
8 May 2012 16 10.9 (8th) 12.3 (6th) 9.2 (11th) 10.0 (10th)
14 May 2012 17 11.0 (12th) 12.2 (7th) 9.5 (14th) 10.4 (13th)
15 May 2012 18 11.4 (7th) 12.9 (6th) 9.5 (10th) 10.4 (9th)
21 May 2012 19 11.2 (7th) 13.3 (4th) 9.5 (13th) 10.1 (8th)
22 May 2012 20 10.8 (7th) 12.8 (4th) 9.6 (9th) 10.4 (8th)

Source: AGB Nielson and TNmS

Trivia

  • The drama was set to be the comeback project for actress Han Chae Young in Korean drama, but he chose to work on South Korean-New Zealand film Soul Mates instead because of delay.
  • Location shot in Las Vegas and New York City was done from February 11th, 2012 to February 24th, 2012, where in New York, the filming took place during the city’s semi-annual “Fashion Week” event.

Official Site
Official Photo Gallery
Official Behind the Scene (Making) Videos

Fashion King Trailers

Fashion King Wallpapers

Fashion King OST Part 1 – Dream of You
Fashion King OST Part 2 – The Greatest Love
Fashion King OST Part 3 – I’ll Be Waiting
Fashion King OST Part 4 – Love Like This
Fashion King OST Part 5 – You’re a Wall
Fashion King OST Part 5 – Standstill
Fashion King OST Part 6 – Can’t I
Fashion King OST Part 7 – Love Like This (Male Version)
Fashion King Insert Song – That Man

Watch online with English subtitle at viki.com or dramafever.com.
Watch online with Chinese subtitle at letv.com, tudou.com, iqiyi.com, qq.com, sohu.com or youku.com.

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