Concept Korea autumn/winter 2017 collection catwalk show for NYFW
Concept Korea brought a collective of three Korean fashion designers to show their autumn/winter collections on the runway at New York Fashion Week. Although it was a group show, each designer brought their own unique perspective to the season.
The collection by Greedilous strongly referenced Chanel, taking many of the storied house’s hallmarks and amping them up in an intentionally over-the-top manner. As the show progressed, they began to put an increasingly street-style spin on the iconic brand making it truly their own. Tweeds and dark colors were prevalent in the beginning of the show; these pieces made it clear that the Greedilous could make technically beautiful clothing. After showing the mastery of the classics, the designer branched out into more modern shapes punctuated with bright colours proving that modern designs and classical techniques can coexist in a contemporary brand.
Kimmy J’s brand showed a collection that was rooted in the outsider esthetic. The show had a sporty skater look as well as reference to grunge culture. The brand played with proportions especially with their oversized outerwear that was a theme in both their men’s and womenswear looks. Accesories like chain belts and fishnets played off the soft look of the bright faux fur that the designer used and helped the collection keep a hard, boundary-pushing edge.
Finally, Yohanix showed a collection that primarily revolved around their strong outerwear collection. While the designer did reference street style, the new line had a decidedly luxe look blending more sporty pieces with ready-to-wear clothing as has been the trend for several seasons. There were rich fabrics layered like velvet, brocade, and silks mixed and matched in a modern manner. The collection had a slightly french styling that added to the cool girl esthetic that Yohanix achieved with their layered looks.
Photos: Stephanie Chang