IISE, headed by brothers Kevin and Terrence Kim, has developed a unique stance in the ever-changing and dynamic industry of Korean fashion. IISE looks to mandate a unique design code that seeks to translate both local and global design cues by reimagining traditional Korean culture and design with a modern, updated twist.
Now, IISE has returned with its latest Fall/Winter 2019 runway collection, as showcased this past Sunday during New York Fashion Week. The new collection sees the interpretation of an inevitable future — where tradition remains in a continuous cycle of adapting and recycling itself in order to both historicize the past as well as to project the future ahead.
Spotlighted via some familiar faces — such as Luka Sabbat, Justine Mae Biticon, and Jazzelle Zanaughtti — as well as styled by AWGE’s Matthew Henson, the unique range powers through in usual IISE fashion. Notable pieces in the range include a hanbok-inspired piece that utilizes traditional bojagi stitching techniques, overcoats, GORE-TEX jackets, Sherpa-fleece jackets and vests. There’s also an array of military-infused outerwear and trousers, and a jacket that dons an LED-lit face mask. As usual, the gents have accompanied the outerwear heavy-hitters with eloquently designed graphic tees and hoodies, as well as various bag accessories.
Take a look at the runway images above, and let us know your thoughts on the new collection.
If you’re interested in picking up a piece, you can expect the range to hit IISE’s web store and various stockists later this year.
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F/W 19’ is the interpretation of an inevitable future. What began as a reimagining of tradition, evolved into the reality that tradition is fading and will eventually non-exist. In this imminent world to come, where the line between technique and technology has blurred, IISE uses technology to preserve technique. The organic dues are digitized, the layers are fastened, the inspiration is googled. These skills and commodities are seen today but will only be clear in hindsight. This collection tells us that in the future, the only thing certain is the past. Styling: Mattew Henson @henson Casting: Barbara Pfister @barbarapfister Music: DPR Cream @dprcream H&MU: Aveda @aveda Video: SayWho @saywho.fr Special Collabs: @goretexstudio @o2o2facewear Sponsors: @Nike @na_nyc Production: @idealpeople_official