Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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THE INHUMAN WOMAN
New York: A triangular backdrop of mirrors and a foreboding percussive soundtrack set the mood for Kuho Jung’s latest collection for label Hexa. The angled, illusory walls literally reflected the transformative clothes, as models appeared in similar black dresses – only to turn them inside out to reveal the actual collection of masterfully deconstructed dresses and separates beneath. The 1924 French sci-fi movie Film L’Inhumaine served as inspiration for the quizzical yet compelling collection. A bit like the Cubists who designed sets for the film, the clothes were cut and pieced with mathematical precision; draped, cocooning swaths conjured the work of the film’s costume designer, Paul Poiret. It was a risky gimmick, but the wearability and aesthetic appeal of the collection lived up to its high concept.
Color: Bottle green / Canary yellow / Crystal pink / Garnet / Charcoal
Key Items: Sheer dropped-waist kilt / Cocktail tunic / Draped sheath / Collarless cocoon coat / Oversized cardi-coat
Materials: Curtain lace / Broderie anglaise / Wool-yarn embroidered lace / Denim brocade/ Pleated silk / Wool suiting
Details + Trim: Draping / Fabric piecing / Pin-tucks / Sequins on outerwear / Guipure lace
Accessories + Footwear: Square-heeled color-blocked platforms
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