Fashion King: Character Introductions

by: Raine

Welcome ladies and gents to Fashion King!!! Finally, Yoo Ah-in in the States, pretty clothes, SHOES, romance, hopefully a GOOD idol-turned actor and a pretty hunky second lead.

While I’m not completely convinced this drama is going to rock my socks, I’m going to pretend it will…

Fashion King tells the story of young aspiring designers in Dongdaemun Market as they dream of success, and the relationships, love, and challenges they face along the way. 

Come meet the cast. As they appear in the drama, I will list them here!


character introductions

Kang Young-gul

Actor: Yoo Ah-in

Nicknames: none

A rather directionless, happy-go-lucky, late twenty-something who prefers to avoid conflict rather than further himself in life. He has been told that having a vision in life is foolish. Maybe meeting the right, ambitious woman will change that…

That was SBS’s version. Here’s mine. The man’s a hustler, a favorite with the ladies, likes to take baths, and doesn’t think that trying to further himself is worth it so he just tries to eek by. He’s got talent and a gift for business and schmoozing, as my mother would say.

Lee Ga-young

Actor: Shin Se-kyung

Nicknames: She aspires to be a designer like her mother. Her life is difficult, but she, like a good first lead, fights the odds! YEAH!

So far, her gumption comes out only once and a while and I’d like to see more. Right now she’s this utterly ADORABLE girl with a lot of talent and a lot of luck.

Jung Jae-hyuk

Actor: Lee Je-hoon

Nicknames: none

Entitled, want-for-nothing, rich kid, er, late twenty-something. He’s going to see a whole new world when he meets the girl who makes him yearn for something.

Choi An-na

Actor: Kwon Yu-ri

Nicknames: none

A glamorous young woman in her early 20s who has endured much in her young life. She’s rather lonely and puts on a strong front to disguise her pain. But, she doesn’t want to live that way any longer.

Madam Jo


Actor: Jang Mi-hee

Nicknames: Cruella

Owner of Jo Boutique who has it out for Ga-young. Apparently, she worked with Ga-young’s parents who started the company and then she took Ga-young in: room, board, schooling. She seems competative against Ga-young on her daughter, Shin Jung-ah’s, behalf.

Shin Jung-ah


Actor: Han Yoo-yi

Nicknames: none

Rich kid who has no respect for her mother and likes to party and sing Prince in the tub. Oh yes, also an entitled brat.

Miss Go

Actor: Cha Seo-won

Nicknames: None

A meek assistant of Madam Jo’s who is very quietly on Ga-young’s side.

Class leader seamstress at Young Girl

Actor: Go Soo-hee

Nicknames: None

The loud ahjumma leader at Young-gul’s shop, Young Girl. She’s a seamstress who’s impressed with Ga-young’s skillz.

Jang Il-gook

Actor: Shin Seung-hwan

Nicknames: None

Young-gul’s friend who is loan shark Tae-sun’s lackey. They have a love/hate relatinoship as vouching for Young-gul really tarnished Il-gook’s reputation with Tae-sun.

Hwang Tae-san

Actor: Lee Han-wi

Nicknames: None

Loan shark whose dating the much younger Soo-ji. At first he likes Young-gul because he paid back his loan. But when he finds out that Young-gul slept with his girl…

Jung Man-ho

Actor: Kim Il-woo

Nicknames: Daddy Jae-hyuk

Chaebol Jae-hyuk’s daddy who is not above sending his son away to please a fashion director that the company desperately wooed. Me no likey. Oh yeah, he owns J FASHION, a big il’ chaebol-y company.

Secretary Kim

Actor: Yoon Gi-won

Nicknames: None

Jae-hyuk’s assistant who is rather stodgey and boring. Give me back the fun, quirky assistants that make some yummilicious bromances. Like Im Ji-kyu (Queen of Reversals, Best Love).

Director Kim

Actor: Kim Byung-ok

Nicknames: White-y

Arrogant Director of Design at J FASHION who doesn’t like Jae-hyuk ’cause he dissed his work. I can’t say I blame him. I see him being a pain in the ass for Jae-hyuk. He was very hard won by the company and it doesn’t want to lose him.

Soo-ji

Actor: Ki Eun-se

Nicknames: None

Loanshark Tae-hun’s girl.

Madam Jang

Actor: ???

Nicknames: Rich Lady, Mama Jae-hyuk

She’s Madam Jo’s benefactor and believes in strict punishment for misbehaving (I.E. for Ga-young’s supposed arson.) She is, as I had suspected, Jae-hyuk’s mother.

Bong Sook

Actor: Yoo Chae-young

Nicknames: None

Ga-young’s crazy seamstress former landlady and current boss. She thinks Young-gul is schmexy…so do I.

Young Kang Young-gul

Actor: Seo Young-joo

Young Lee Ga-young

Actor: Kim Sae-ron

Chil-bok

Actor: unknown

Nickname: Glasses

Young-gul’s friend who owns a factory and occasionally buys designs from him.

Pretty picture. Dazzling teeth…

Production Details

Episodes: 20

Broadcast network: SBS

Broadcast Period: 3.19.12 to 5.22.12

Air Time: Monday & Tuesday Night 21:55

Director: Lee Myung-woo

Screenwriters: Lee Sun-mi, Kim Ki-ho

Recaps of episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

2 thoughts on “Fashion King: Character Introductions

    • Raine says:

      Do what Deeno taught me to do: downloadthem and watch them at 2x speed on VLC player. Haha. Slow down for the nekkid and kissing scenes and then speed up again! 😀

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