In 21FW season, Jungwoo Park named his collection “high-stung”. In this collection, he explores the fearful elements inherent to aggression, and reconfigures them into subdued yet evocative fantasy.
Merinthophobia, which means the fear of being tied up, and how man reacts to such a restrictions are main motif of this collection. By borrowing various elements regarding BDSM restrained body and contrasting this with fluid body image, Jungwoo Park draws a body free from any fetters.
Everybody of the day is fettered both externally and internally. Harsh circumstances like COVID-19 made everyone be isolated and feelings like fear, anger, sadness, and frustration surged through us. In this moment of panic, designer Jungwoo Park starts his project during self-quarantine period. Faced with isolation, Jungwoo Park felt like he had been bridled and embondaged.
Jungwoo Park choose to use various materials in metonymical meaning. The collection uses satin silk and hammered silk to make the shirts, jackets and a dress. One of the long coats and two shirts were made using hammered silk with this season’s water-drop image digitally printed on.
The water-drop print refers to the imagery of sweaty bodies engaged in BDSM acts, and presents the visceral expression of aggression and fear against the black, white and red backdrops. The motif of sweat is also carried over into the crystal and silver jewellery as well as the beaded bag straps.
Q Millinery x le STOLEN GARMENT
In addition to making a headpiece for the 22SS collection, Q millinery, who has created the headpieces for the brand since its first collection, has co-launched a jewellery-line with the STOLEN GARMENT. Having collaborated not only on collections but also as members of an artist group, they have named the new line Geometric Study after the name of their artist collective.
The two designers first created oversized body jewellery pieces that wrap around the human body, and later distilled the forms in smaller and more wearable jewellery including rings, bracelets and necklaces. The flower-shaped jewellry pieces were made in collaboration with the metal artist Dobin Lim.
KILEE x the STOLEN GARMENT
Pour cette saison, la marque de sacs KI LEE, collaboratrice de longue date, a conçu des sacs à bandoulière et des anneaux en utilisant du tissu de liège, l’alternative au cuir végétalien caractéristique de la marque. Les modèles ont été inspirés par les menottes en ruban adhésif et l’artefact volé de la dynastie Shang lors de l’attaque du musée Isabella Stewart Gardner.
La marque, THE STOLEN GARMENT, a été lancée après le retour en Corée de son créateur. En plus de gérer l’enseigne, Park a également été membre du groupe d’artistes “Geometric Study”. L’exposition annuelle du groupe est l’une des nombreuses façons dont la marque a élargi et développé son récit par le biais de collaborations artistiques. Parmi les récompenses reçues par Woo Park, citons la deuxième place au concours “2018 Survival Fashion K” et “Seoul’s 10 Soul” en 2020 et 2021. Woo Park est actuellement designer résident au Seoul Fashion Hub.