[On left, General Idea, at right, DO HO. Images by Nick Cuppari]
This season, Concept Korea presented the collections of DO HO, General Idea, Lie Sang-bong Paris, and Steve J & Yoni P. Their ambition to generate a sense of Korean style into the New York fashion scene has been a success, with notable fashion trends now visible in both cultures.
Designer DO HO chose to embellish the upper body with fur coats, over-sized collars, and gold jewelry, balancing it out with skin-tight bottoms and polished low ponytails. Choosing muted natural colors, like green, plum, yellow, crème. and brown, allowed her to vary the types of fabrics used, without over doing it.
Choi Bum Suk designer of General Idea, showed menswear, which embodied the boyish charm of a student in Korea, with seasonal sweaters, cropped denim, knit shorts, and bubble leg warmers. The clothing was both fashion forward and durable, a pairing becoming more common in New York, especially for winter-wear.
Presenting a more refined collection was Lie Sang-bong. The black and nude colored pieces were glammed-up with bright gold accessories and embellishments. Long tapered skirts walked a mini runway, accenting the female shape and showing the mobility and flow of the fabric.
The final designers, Steve Jung and Yoni Pai, took a different root. A mix between Aztec patterns, grudge t-shirts and leather jackets brought a completely contrasting nuance to the show. Bright red lips and wispy teased hair added to the devious temperament of the rock and roll nature.
[Images via MercedesBenzFashionWeek.com]
Sergio Davila’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection was a representation of lustful magnetism. On every model, assorted textures and subtle royal colors manifested the alluring nature of the clothing. The timeless sensibility of the collection is globally relevant, allowing the garments to speak for themselves, in all dialects. The brown toned silk scarves on the men and the sheer mysterious blouses on the women are just two examples of this, establishing an elegant connection between New York and South America.