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Heohwan Simulation AW13 Collection - Editorials in 68

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'Editorials in 68' was the 4th Critique Collection from Hwan Heo, part of his decade long mission to examine and document various points throughout history. This season, the collection was inspired by political turbulence and fashion revolution in 1968 Paris. Hwan used magazines from this time period as inspiration for his pieces, combining them with images of the uprisings to create the print that adorned shirts and trousers.


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.

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