Staying in the elements of bright colours and neon tones Jeremy Scott showcased his SS19 collection in New York City. Using images of himself in polaroids as the graphics on tote bags, dresses and hoodies Scott looks back on his personal creative journey as inspiration for this collection.
In his own words he shared on an Instagram post, Scott reveals, ”This season for my show I took inspiration from old polaroids I took of myself from 1996 experimenting with makeup and personas, gender-bending looks and DIY hairstyles I created on myself before I had a runway and models to express my inspirations and ideas for the world to see. 'Meta Muse'."
Using the words ‘riot’ ‘peace’ ‘future’ ‘resist’ in huge letters all over some of his pieces, Scott amazingly incorporates his political views in this collection with army surplus jackets, camo print skirts, dungaree-boot hybrids, bomber jackets, and jumpers.
Also adding Pokemon character Pikachu on the knitwear co-ords for the women and a hot pink sweater for the males, not to mention the basketball team logos and clear PVC fabric with diamonds, Scott managed to put together a mixture that has come together to make a great collection.
Jeremy Scott has approached fashion unapologetically and has remained just that and is why he is still such a big influence in the fashion industry.
Another mesmerizing show displayed at NYFW last week showcasing Concept Korea’s talented designer brands LIE and Greedilous. Concept Korea is a collaborative project with the main aim to promote Korean fashion designers. Held at the Gallery Spring Studios the show had an atmosphere that was not to be missed, with a number of celebrity attendees including Ty Hunter, Shaun Ross, Claire Sulmers, Simon Collins and June Ambrose who attended in a beautiful outfit that caught our eye with vibrant embellishing, midi skirt and an oversized fur hat.
Both designers Chung Chung Lee (LIE) and Younhee Park (Greedilous) had a variety of looks displaying new trends and unusual designs.
Lee Chung Chung grew up in Fashion with both parents being in the industry and gained guidance at Savile Row, after developing his tailoring skills this later lead him to start his own clothing line.
Lie displayed a great example of colour and on-trend details, off the shoulder ruffles and check played a strong part through the collection including a clash of prints, flared popper tape bottoms in a horizon blue and plaid kept the collection looking refreshing and unusual with a youthful vibe.
Younhee Park has continued to capture a unique take on Haute Couture mixed with masculine undertones, this seasons collection has futuristic feel whilst still keeping a focus on sustainability.
Bold colours started the show off mixed with masculine silhouettes and ruffles, pearl details continued throughout and merging looks with feminine and masculine shapes where seen throughout this seasons by Younhee Park.
After a memorable display at NYFW, next season is highly anticipated, Fashion Thirst look forward to seeing more great talent from Concept Korea who continue to showcase unique designers that stand out in the industry.
Son Jung Wan’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection demonstrated conventionally masculine structured styles combined with conventionally feminine delicate sleeves. This consisted of highly structured dresses and jumpsuits with stiff collars, and a combination of contrasting fabrics such as latex and lace.
Wan’s collection certainly was attention grabbing with the use of bold colours such as turquoise, teal blue, and fuchsia pink, along with more subdued shades of taupe, white and cream. Interestingly, the menswear versions of each design also demonstrated a combination of conventional feminine and masculine styles. Overall, this collection could be considered as genderless and suggests that fashion is shifting towards less gendered styles. This was also displayed in the hair and makeup, with intentionally messy ponytails and bold blue glitter eyeliner, contrasted with natural skin and nude lip colours. On the whole, Son Jung Wan has created yet another unique and incredibly innovative collection.