IISE Conveys the Reimagining of Tradition in FW19 Lookbook

Titled “Inevitable Future.”

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Following its Fall/Winter 2019 runway showcasing at New York Fashion Week earlier this year, Seoul-based imprint IISE has released the lookbook for the collection, entitled “Inevitable Future.” Tapping famed Korean photographer Cho Gi-seok, the lookbook hones in on the season’s theme by highlighting the rapidly changing world premised on technological innovation.

IISE shares the concept behind the range:

IISE FW19 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 cease to exist. In this imminent world to come, where the line between technique and technology has blurred, IISE uses technology to preserve technique. The organic dyes 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.

The theme remains more prescient than ever as the world catapults itself into newfound innovation, whereby the Seoul metropole remains embroiled within a riveting dynamic between remnants of the past and rapid technological development. The new collection takes from these immediate surroundings, as well as from the internet world we are swarmed by, reinventing traditional hanbok garments and bojagi stitching techniques in a futuristic manner, employing GORE-TEX textiles and more to help in conveying the brand’s message. Throughout the collection, a contemporary take on military-geared garments remains intact, whereby hefty GORE-TEX outerwear, relaxed cargo pants, Sherpa-fleece jackets, and more are highlighted.

You can take a look at the full lookbook via the gallery above. Various pieces from the collection are currently available via IISE’s webstore — expect the brand to continue rolling out pieces over the next several weeks.

For more related news, check out NILMANCE’s FW19 lookbook.

 

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FW19 NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE. LINK IN BIO IISE FW19 is the interpretation of an inevitable future. What began as a re-imagining of tradition, evolved into the reality that tradition is fading and will eventually cease to exist. In this imminent world to come, where the line between technique and technology has blurred, IISE uses technology to preserve technique. The organic dyes 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. IISE의 2019년 FW컬렉션은 불가피한 미래에 대한 과거의 재해석을 담고 있습니다. 전통을 보존하는 것이 현실과 맞닿으면서 전통은 필연적으로 사라지며 결국 없어집니다. 눈앞에 당도한 이 세계가 점차 가까워 오고 기법과 기술의 경계가 허물어 지면서 IISE는 기술을 통해 전통의 방식을 보호하고자 했습니다. 천연염색은 디지털화되고 여러겹의 레이어가 응집되었으며 구글을 통해 영감을 얻습니다. 우리는 이러한 기술과 제품을 볼 수 있지만 시간이 지나고 나서야 명확히 알게됩니다. 이번 컬렉션은 미래에서 유일하게 명확한 것은 과거라는 것을 말해줍니다. Photography: @chogiseok Hair & Makeup: @5ssmakeup Model: @prakeemo

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