Discover BLINDNESS’ Spring Summer 2019 Menswear Collection, presented on Monday June 11th, at BFC Show Space, during the ongoing London Fashion Week Men’s.
SS19 sees Blindness dissect the subject of ‘First Love’ and the incomparable vulnerability of those who experience it. Creative directors, Kyu Shin & Ji Park, unravel the inexplicable fullness of emotion and the instability of those who encounter it within their debut London collection. To anyone, first love is full of curiosity and confusion, naivety and emotional turmoil, and an ultimate lack of control. Yet reversely, it is something so natural and needs no justification. Shin & Park encapsulate these conflicting emotions of love through the juxtaposition of untraditional fabrics, jumping from firm to soft, with a mix of atypical layering. Romantic sensibilities are seen through exaggerated and amphorous silhouettes, flowing tulle and hints of opulent costume. The dream-like and fantastical influence of first love is realised through decadent patterns, castle-like ruffles and their signature use of pearls in accessories; in masks, shoulder and corset embellishments. Above all, the collection has a clear and precise message in its defiance of sociological binary norms and aims to be gender-fluid, cross-cultural and unafraid of self-expression. Shin and Park hope to evoke the value of diversity in love and continue to challenge cultural and political values through their SS19 offering. – from BLINDNESS
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