Korean Menswear D.GNAK and DBYD Bring Together Smart Silhouettes With Underground Aesthetic

“Popular avant-garde.”

Fashion 
4,684 Hypes 0 Comments

South Korean menswear label, D.GNAK, is the personal project of designer Kang Dong Jun. Born in Seoul and trained at Parson’s School of Design in New York, Kang’s work represents a unique intersection of international influences. Described by the designer as “popular avant-garde,” D.GNAK is his on-going effort to comfortably bridge the underground and the mainstream. Seen in the above 2017 spring/summer lookbook, many pieces feature clean, loose-fitting, angular silhouettes that delve upon traditional Korean influences, however, they also showcase subtle details like silver hoops, straps and buckles reminiscent of rave attire. The overall look and feel is sophisticated, with an undertone of angst portrayed in the photos above and video below.

On the other hand, Kang’s second line, DBYD, takes a more casual approach as it’s takes inspiration from the internet and streetwear. The silhouettes seen in its 2017 spring/summer lookbook share similar loose, Korean shapes to that of D.GNAK but are layered with patterns, colorful collage prints, warped typography, and transparent fabrics. In addition to the thoughtful designs of each line, Kang has also taken into consideration every detail of the art direction surrounding the clothes — with meticulous sound design, and uniquely crafted videos and sets for each lookbook. For a closer look at DBYD’s 2017 spring/summer collection, check out the photos and video below.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Arcadia Brings Sports and Gaming Together With New Virtual Reality Competition
Gaming

Arcadia Brings Sports and Gaming Together With New Virtual Reality Competition

“It’s basically ‘TRON,’ for real.”

adidas' Ultra4D Gets Color-Blocked With "Core Black" Uppers and Vivid Accents
Footwear

adidas' Ultra4D Gets Color-Blocked With "Core Black" Uppers and Vivid Accents

Another darker-toned rendition for the technical running silhouette.

Lil Wayne and DJ Drama to Revive 'Dedication' Mixtape Series With New Project 'D7'
Music

Lil Wayne and DJ Drama to Revive 'Dedication' Mixtape Series With New Project 'D7'

The followup to the two-part ‘Dedication 6’ release.


Parley and adidas Present New 4D Silhouette
Footwear

Parley and adidas Present New 4D Silhouette

Dubbed the 4D Parley, this new style is sleek, sustainable and stark.

Bryan Cranston Cast as Zordon in the New 'Power Rangers' Film
Entertainment

Bryan Cranston Cast as Zordon in the New 'Power Rangers' Film

The official teaser is now revealed as well.

Mary J. Blige on Her Upcoming Kanye West Collab: "He Kills It"
Music 

Mary J. Blige on Her Upcoming Kanye West Collab: "He Kills It"

Sounds like the old Kanye could be back.

Ben & Jerry's & New Belgium Brewing Are Dropping More Ice Cream-Flavored Beer
Food & Beverage

Ben & Jerry's & New Belgium Brewing Are Dropping More Ice Cream-Flavored Beer

Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream meets a golden brown ale.

Blends Covers Vans' Retro Runner in Premium Quilted Leather
Footwear

Blends Covers Vans' Retro Runner in Premium Quilted Leather

The SoCal boutique has yet another pair of Vans on the way.

visvim 2016 Spring/Summer VOYAGEUR MOC-FOLK
Footwear

visvim 2016 Spring/Summer VOYAGEUR MOC-FOLK

The moccasin-inspired shoe returns for the warmer months.


Nas x Ghostbusters Collaborations to Celebrate the Cult Film's Reboot
Fashion

Nas x Ghostbusters Collaborations to Celebrate the Cult Film's Reboot

The rapper pairs up with the supernatural franchise once more.

The Nike Sock Dart Gets The Royal Treatment In "Night Maroon"
Footwear

The Nike Sock Dart Gets The Royal Treatment In "Night Maroon"

Sneakers for queens.

Here Are the New 'Suicide Squad' Character Posters
Entertainment

Here Are the New 'Suicide Squad' Character Posters

Featuring the Joker, Deadshot, Enchantress and more.

There Will Be a Service That Converts SoundCloud Tracks to Vinyl
Music 

There Will Be a Service That Converts SoundCloud Tracks to Vinyl

Vinylize.it is launching soon.

A Closer Look at the Upcoming adidas Ultra Boost "Uncaged" Colorways
Footwear

A Closer Look at the Upcoming adidas Ultra Boost "Uncaged" Colorways

Slated to release at the end of this month.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.