SEOUL FASHION WEEK SS18: THE CENTAUR
THE CENTAUR Spring/Summer 2018 collection review.
Words Gissella Ramirez-Valle, Media Seoul Fashion Week
THE CENTAUR is a womenswear label led by YERANJI since 2008. This is the label’s second appearance at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, after opting out of showing at Seoul Fashion Week for the past four seasons. Many designers, old and new have shown at the DDP since 2014 in hopes of riding the rising buzz of Seoul Fashion Week. However there’s been minimal returns forcing a slew to drop out, unable to become one of South Korea’s representative labels.
With the Spring/Summer 2018 collection “I Can’t Go on, I’ll Go On”, quoted from a Samuel Beckett novel, YERANJI surfaces the struggles of juggling passion with business. When expression becomes work, she loses the will to create. But maybe, she notes on the crumpled purchase receipts left on every show goer’s seat, “this is the state that is most beautiful.”
The collection is in fact beautiful. It has range and sophistication. It is quiet but confident. It holds experience. Evidence that whenever and wherever THE CENTAUR appears, it is sure to make a lasting impression.