For AW10, Wooyoungmi focusses her attention on creation a timeless men’s wardrobe. Inspiration comes from the silent movie era, a time where stars would frequently communicate with an exaggerated style of dress. The Paris show itself wasset against a live performance of a twenty strong American brass band, provided felt bowtie-bibs, elegant cotton shirting and coats sporting large lapels made of a distressed knits. Here, she explores proportions and the boundaries of a classic wardrobe. There are times on the blog where I might talk too much. I won't fall in to this trap here. These beautiful black and white look book images speak for themselves so why not let them?
Last Summer, The New York Times discussed how South Korea was shaping up as the next hotbed of innovative menswear. Three of the country's most prominent designers have long been creating tailoring with a twist for an international audience just as Seoul itself is becoming something of a fashion center. Juun J, Songzio and Wooyoungmi frequently offer traditional shapes in new proportions and juxtapositions, leaving men's fashion lovers the world over a little breathless. For some odd reason they have up and until now been largely neglected on the pages of this blog but no more. I look forward to what these three talents serve up for SS11 later this month.