7 Years of W Korea

Magazine milestones are something worth celebrating and W Korea rings in its 7th anniversary in a big way, with a stunning set of collectible covers starring seven of the industry’s brightest stars. Shot by Korea’s premier fashion photographer, Jang Hyun Hong and featuring a host of candy colored Louis Vuitton, the covers are an eye-catching delight fit for spring. The issue also marks the first time a black model graces the cover of W Korea, another important touchstone for the publication.

MDC takes you on set of the gorgeous shoot at Pier 59, with an exclusive look at the process behind the pictures. From candid moments with Hyoni, Hanne, Crystal, Valerija, Anais & Julia to a peek at the team hard at work, experience a birds eye view of a magazine cover shoot as we go behind the editorial.


Photographer Jang Hyun Hong
W Korea Fashion Director: Yoo Kyung Choi
Models: Hyoni Kang, Maryna Linchuk, Crystal Renn, Anais Mali, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Julia Nobis & Valerija KelavaFord Models
Stylist: Karina Givargisoff (de facto)
Set stylist: Donnie Myers (de facto)
Hair stylist: Shon (Julian Watson Agency)
Make up stylist: Sally Branka (Julian Watson Agency) using NARS
Manicurist: Dawn Sterling (Starworks Artists)
B-roll: Marcin Stawarz (Marek&Associates)
Executive Producer: Steven Hong at PIER59KOREA+Collective Warehouse
Senior Producer: Sang Ji at PIER59KOREA+Collective Warehouse
Casting Director & Main Producer: Sasha Jenny Park at PIER59KOREA+Collective Warehouse


  1. Posting Hanne’s cover once is more than enough :P.

    Maryna, Anais and Valerija look great!

  2. Why is there only 1 asian model out 7 on the cover of a korean magazine? 0.o

  3. I do not understand why there is only one Asian model for the celebration of the W Korea anniversary. That does not make any sense. Majority of the models used should have been Asians. Overall, the covers are nice, but I was too focused on why there is only that one Asian model.

  4. I love it! Wonderful shots! I love the colors and Louis Vuitton clothes are amazing!

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