The Seoul-based brand Wooyoungmi presented, for the Menswear Week, a video which is also an artistic performance. The models become indeed dancers on the notes of a melody which is the contemporary version of the Parisian blues spirit. Even the place where the shots were taken has an underground character, with the wooden chairs as the only furniture and the cracked red of the back wall as the only decoration. The idea was born to the designer after seeing a documentary about the dancer Pina Bausch, always dressed in neutral colours and minimal looks.
The clothes in the collection – both men and women, given the transgender character of the looks – combine the simplicity of the lines with the refinement of the design. It is important for the designer to emphasize that the androgynous nature of her looks aims to create a shareable wardrobe: if we are looking for a solution to reduce consumption, this is certainly an excellent alternative.
The tailoring ability is clearly visible, not only in the oversized suits but also in the shirts and in the denim top combined with the trousers. The street note is still the dominant one, composed of bomber jackets in technical material, maxi shirts and cargo pants, sneakers and edgy boots. In a word, cool.
Cover image courtesy: Wooyoungmi via vogue.com