Inspired by a childhood memory, menswear designer Chang Kwang Hyo’s S/S ’15 collection is filled with nature and childhood innocence, the interaction of the two and the residuals of it, both the splendor and terror of that certain moment.
There was no one but an empty playground, desolate classrooms, and weeping trees; not a single sound of cicadas that used to entertain all summer long could be heard. Was it a dream?
What the boy saw on that fateful summer day was perfection in itself, with colors of objects, shades of trees, and intensity of lights orchestrated in perfect harmony by a prominent conductor.
The clock of the season and the face of the boy met at the boundary between an early morning and a relaxing afternoon, but what was lost surrounded the teary-eyed boy to elusive fear.
My hope is that it will bring you back to your very own summertime, when the days were young in their liveliest and purest form.”
- Originally written in Korean by Chang Kwang Hyo, translated by yours truly
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Photo by Justin Shin, fashion photographer Seoul Korea
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