Korean husband and wife team, Andy Kim and Debbie Yoon, presented a wonderful collection this season that played up the contrasting feel of structure versus movement. The collar was the focal point on a number of the looks – most notably a linen and silk mesh layered shift dress with a delicately fluttering circle-cut collar that opened the show. The circle detailing made its way back as a breezy touch on a number of looks throughout the show, including a mesh print cotton shift dress with an oversized organza collar that had the audience flashing their cameras, and on the back of a handful of garments via pleated chiffon resulting in a beautiful fluttering effect.
The softness of the ladylike fluttering of the collar and back details were a great contrast to the structural geometric details that were found most notably on belted vests, jackets, and blazers, some of which had a futuristic flare.
The color palette was fairly muted for the majority of the collection with pops of hot pink, green, and embroidery providing some jolts towards the end. What made this collection such a success is that Andy & Debb managed to churn out looks that had a slightly dramatic flair without foregoing anything in the way of wearability, which in this economy couldn’t be more key.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.