Munsoo Kwon took inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection from “guieoh,” the growing practice of young Koreans moving from cities to rural fishing villages. The story of this dichotomy is clear; Kwon artfully blends the western-influenced chic of Korean millennials with the garb of fisherman.
Many looks in the collection coupled suit jackets with fisherman’s pants, in suiting or seersucker fabric, while employing hooked labels to the outside of the clothes as well as embroidering tiny fish to some shirts, as subtle embellishment. In a nod to Korea’s affinity for streetwear, Kwon paired long line t-shirts and cardigans with similar styles of fisherman’s pants, finishing a select few of the looks with a futuristic rounded top hat or reflective PVC tape. Munsoo Kwon’s latest is a tale of two cities, or two totally different universes, brought into harmony.