Seoul Fashion Week Fall 2013: CRES. E DIM. by Kim Hong Bum

Just before the show started, a new friend and I were chatting about some of these Korean brands with names that are impossible to pronounce or read, even. It’s different when it’s a Korean name, but when it’s a mix of French or Italian and English, it gets kind of tricky… but it turns out, Cres. E Dim is actually a mix of two terms frequently used in music: Crescendo and Diminuendo, which means gradually longer and gradually softer, respectively, which is Kim’s philosophy behind the brand:

“To create a shape and split it up, place a color on the broken shape, then let it naturally flow like a running river.”

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This interesting philosophy can be seen throughout the collection in which a silhouette is sliced into fragments to become something new and different, breathing life into the entire dressing process to eventually be used as a mechanism to communicate with the world.

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Using both practical and unfamiliar materials, Kim successfully delivered the theme and inspiration behind this collection, “The Second Nature.” Inspired by the world-renowned Japanese artist, Tokujin Yoshioka” who is known for his knack of seamlessly combining technology and nature in his works and Helmut Newton, famous for his black-and-white fashion photography, Kim pursues perpetual experimentation of the female body with a touch of outer space whimsy and a reference to Star Wars (This, by the way, is purely my opinion. I just couldn’t help but picture Darth Vader in some of these pieces which is actually a really, really cool thing.)

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Darth Vader, anyone? In a super awesome way, that is!

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My favorite look at the show- Not only do I love how feminine the silhouette is but the look is both futuristic and trendy at the same time while embracing the monochromatic trend. And those layered skirts are totally major.

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Pleats are here to stay. Do not touch those grandma maxis… just yet. ;)

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and here’s Darth Vader again. So cool.

CED28 Digging the maxi skirt +long overcoat look for F/W. Spring just got here and I’m already ready to shop for Fall. Fashion Week makes my life so difficult. ;P

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