Mar 27, 2019 | By Volker Ketteniss
New York: Winner of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation’s annual award, Siki Im brings a cross-cultural point of view to his collections – perhaps a result of being born in Germany to Korean parents, studying architecture in England and living in New York. For the first couple of seasons, the designer was inspired by iconic films like Lord of the Flies and Psycho, but for S/S 11 he took a more personal approach, combining influences of La Haine, a French film, and his own immigrant experience. Silhouettes and layering often seen in the Middle East were seamlessly fused with the precise tailoring of Savile Row. A tonal color palette of architectural neutrals seemed to reference his past occupation, and a blurring of the lines between masculine and feminine shapes offered a multi-dimensional take on minimalism.
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