Aside from investigating the balance between material and silhouette, the Korean label explores its automotive ties with a look at motorcycling aesthetics. Aside from its black and white offerings, KANGHYUK put together an assemblage of items done in bright red in reference to redline, which refers to the maximum engine speed at which an engine/motor and its components are designed to operate.
Heavy pocket on outerwear leads “COLLECTION 9” with protective gear inserted into the dynamic pockets to express subtle bulbous forms. Accenting the wears are barcode prints found on the industrial polyamide and nylon car airbags, along with contrast stitching and pinstriping related to automotive racing. Trousers continue the motorcycling aesthetic with reinforcing quilting and tapered fits marked by zippering at the hems. Rounding up the range are pocket caps, full print button-up shirts and long-sleeve T-shirts with activewear elements.
Additionally, KANGHYUK used its “COLLECTION 9” lookbook to introduce a new colorway of its Reebok Premier Road Modern collaboration.
The continuation of its relationship with the sportswear label features a technical white mesh upper reinforced all over with matching heat-welded overlays and TPU elements that express dynamic forms in bright red. Branding on the shoe comes in the form of a subtle “KANGHYUK” logo hit at the heel, contemporary Vector motif at the midfoot and a smaller traditional CrossFit Delta logo at the tongue. Rounding up the design of the shoe are simple rope laces, white sockliner and a matching DMX RIDE foam-assisted sole unit. The “Red/White” colorway is expected to release sometime during the upcoming Fall/Winter season along with a sleek all-black take previously revealed.
Check out the lookbook above and expect KANGHYUK’s SS21 “COLLECTION 9” to hit stockists in the coming months.
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