Designer Katie Chung presented WOOYOUNGMI‘s Spring Summer 2019 collection on Saturday June 23rd, during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by the legendary David Bowie, and it explores a new androgynous romantic bohemian look.
“Bowie, of course, resonates with this vision. A pioneer of gender ambiguity in fashion, he tread a delicate path between masculinity and femininity throughout his many metamorphoses. He created glittering personas, but amongst the spectacular there came also a more laidback romantic figure, effortlessly cool in statement tailoring, often in unexpected colour-ways. This is the Bowie that intertwines with the SS19 WOOYOUNGMI man.
An eclectic line-up continues from previous seasons, emphasised by a diverse use of textiles, creating a clash of vintage and futuristic styles. Relaxed suiting in windowpane check, pinstripe, bright white, pyjama stripe or leather, is worn with fine glittery knits and metallic effect shirts. The power-shoulder is a distinct feature of the collection, along with large pointed-down collars. Deconstructed cropped tailoring with bohemian flair is created with a cut & drop method. A matching jacket and shirt in ‘glam yellow’ pays tribute to the renowned 1974 Terry O’Neill photo of a self-styled Bowie.“
Hair Stylist: Mari Ohashi
Make-up Artist: Gemma Smith-Edhouse
Stylist: Andrej Skok
Production: Eyesight Production
Casting: Barbaranicoli & Leilaananna
Photographer: Filippo Fior
PR: Starworks Group