IISE Reimagines Korean Tradition in FW19 Collection

The latest from the Seoul-based imprint.

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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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