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BLAST FROM THE PAST

New York:  Bumsuk Choi created his latest collection for Korean label General Idea around the idea of nostalgia, incorporating various references from the last century. Workwear-inspired clothes like chambray jumpsuits, cotton tailored vests and railroad stripe shirts channeled industrial-age sensibilities, while paint-splattered pants, bags and capes mirrored Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist paintings from the 50s. The words “color”, “wash”, “past” and “slow” were scrawled across a range of items in Stephen Sprouse fashion, recalling the 1990s. Other seasonal must-haves included pieced shirts, baseball jackets, khaki shorts and newsboy hats. Theatrics and philosophy aside, the collection remains one to watch.

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