General Idea

New York: For General Idea’s 10th anniversary collection, Korean designer Bumsuk Choi continued his utilitarian streetwear aesthetic. Citing this season’s show notes, Choi “derives inspiration from travel and the pursuit of innovation”, which is lucidly evident in his F/W 13 line featuring a futuristic nomad. Tech textiles and Space Age color blocking mixed with nomadic layering and design elements such as bouclé, cowhide, toggle closures, and earthy hues in a smartly executed streetwise collection. An instant hit with modern men, key items such as traditional duffle coats pieced with active jacket sleeves and skirts layered under jackets and over trousers transcend the brand’s signature contemporary edge. — Kathleen Tso

Silhouette: Tech Relaxed

Color: White / Dark Navy / Yves Klein blue / Slate / Black / Taupe / Brown / Charcoal / Blood orange / Olive

Key Items: Jacquard oversized trench coats / Zipper skirts / Jersey turtlenecks / Cropped sweatpants / High-water wool trousers / Quilted plaid matching sets / Wool-blocked anoraks / Relaxed cropped trousers

Materials: Bouclé / Black jacquard / Tweed / Leather / Wool suiting / Jersey

Print + Pattern: Embroidered diamonds / Muted plaids / Color blocking

Details + Trim: Diamond quilting / Contrast color piping / Toggle closures / Contrast patch pockets and collars / Metal hardware closures / Patched color-blocked pant cuffs / Diamond embroidered pattern

Accessories + Footwear: Oversized bucket hats / Cowhide slip-ons / Navy diamond and brown batik slip-on sneakers


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