Hera Seoul Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 took place at Dongdaemun Design Plaza from the 15th to the 21st of October. MUTZINE had exclusive coverage of the runway shows this season featuring top models, celebrity cameos, and of course, the latest fashions. We look back on the last day of the style celebration. Check out the runway highlights from days one, two, three, four, and five.
Words Cessi Treñas, Media Michael Hurt & Gissella Ramirez-Valle
High and low fashion influences crossed paths in Song Yujin’s collection for womenswear label S=YZ. The show opened with pale khaki tweed and powder blue lace before welcoming a steady stream of black and vivid chartreuse. The incorporation of glimmering sequins, colored fishnet stockings, and unapologetic print-on-print introduced a trace of kitsch to S=YZ’s philosophy of sensual sophistication. With the words “Vie” and “Carousel” decorating their outfits, models sported surprisingly minimal beauty looks of glossy eyelids and raspberry pink lips. The hair undoubtedly made up for the uncomplicated make-up: crimped and teased locks were a staple all throughout the show.
The last day of Seoul Fashion Week was a big one for designer Jang Hyeong Cheol: it was both his birthday and the presentation of Ordinary People’s Spring/Summer collection. Birthday luck undoubtedly rubbed off on Jang, whose vision of a contemporary “Active Maestro” translated into a display of wide-leg pants and abundant pinstripes sported by models to the beat of catchy instrumentals.
Effortlessly blurring the lines between dressy and athletic, the designer displayed equations of suit jackets paired with mid-thigh shorts, and structured button-downs coupled with loose trousers. Sporty piqué shirts and striped pajama-inspired separates filled the catwalk mid-show, while the ensembles that found footing in bomber jackets and robe-like coats led up to the finale. Unisex leather sandals, a staple to the collection, finished each look off with effortless edge. Another key detail? The runway resurgence of gold and silver glitter.
There was much more to SOULPOT STUDIO’s show than a good concept and execution. Kim Su Jinn’s presentation of a fresh collection doubled as a healing experience for young creators like Kim herself, opening with a video of anonymous men and women sharing difficulties they face as a cost of pursuing their passions, and wrapping up with a reassurance from the models, who personally handed paper flowers to the audience. This sense of comfort and sincerity was also captured in Kim Su Jinn’s designs. A combination of simplicity, frayed hems, and bare faces delivered an honest and unpretentious line-up of relaxed, sporty garments. Layers of raw-edged material and patches of orange against canvases of black and white embellished the otherwise straightforward collection.