Heohwan Simulation AW13 Collection - Editorials in 68
There was a clear focus on outerwear and layering, and laser-cutting was evident throughout this clean cut, pleasingly minimal line. 1960s Pierre Cardin inspired cocoon silhouettes were modernised with velvet panelling and fur edging and the high neck ruled here – roll necks, funnel necks, tall collars – as on numerous other AW13 runways.
The oversized jackets, capes and wool coats were exhibited in a notably narrow colour palette, in black, stark white, grey and cobalt, perhaps reflecting the focus on print media images as the inspiration. Accessories gave some complexity to the image – gravity defying shoes and strong, round sunglasses with an almost robotically futuristic vibe.
Although mixing politics and fashion can be a dangerous combination, Hwan pulled this off with pleasing integrity. We're already wondering which era he will turn to next…
Show report: Nikki McMullen
The Glass Pineapple will be interviewing Hwan Heo for our March Editorial issues. Stay tuned for more information.