Inspired by the technical wetsuits of Heanyeo, the fisherwomen living on the island of Jeju in South Korea, references to scuba diving equipment pop up on the pieces embellished with neoprene details and technical maxi zippers. The sporty elements give a distinctive twist not only to the statement outwear styles, including a maxi cape combining yellow waterproof inserts and knitted wool and a patchwork jacket with a nylon hood, but also to knitted sweaters and dresses worn over skin-tight leggings.
The geometric patterns of kimono fabrics, which are use to add a more soft and gentle touch to these athletic uniforms, resonate in the motifs of oversized knitted cardigans infused with an artisanal feel, easy-chic jacquard frocks, maxi tunic styles, as well as hyper feminine plissé skirts. In keeping with the collection’s inspiration, fishing net-like textures are rendered in sophisticated versions on crochet sleeveless dresses layered on second skin knits and matched with flared pants.
A more rigorous, mannish feel is introduced via micro checkered suiting fabrics, which are combined with mélange knitted inserts for an unconventional, eccentric look. A sense of fluidity and effortless elegance take center stage in the range of evening pieces, including knitted maxi dresses with halter necks and spaghetti straps, crafted from sparling Lurex in an intriguing color palette of nocturnal notes.