wooyoungmi spring 2012

Paris: South Korean designer Wooyoungmi interpreted classic 80s surf looks for more polished men of today in her latest collection for S/S 12. She styled boxy ringer tees with tailored vests and jackets, incorporated sporty neoprene base layers and mixed ethnic patterns to create sophisticated clashes. Muscle sleeves and zipper closures gave woven tops a punk edge, while pant pleats, pastel hues and clean grooming spoke to preppier aesthetics. Sunglasses with braided neck straps completed most looks. –Whitney Kessler

Color: Bamboo / Khaki / Tan / Navy / Slate gray / Apricot / Papaya / Coffee / Aqua / Neon orange / Olive / Black / White / Sea foam

Key Items: Bomber / Pleated pant and short / Blazer / Piped legging / Ringer tee / Zip-up shirt / Scuba top / Waffle-knit sweater

Materials: Waffled sweater knits / Twill / Jersey / Silk / Neoprene

Print + Pattern: Ethnic geometric patterns / Pieced windowpane plaid / Ombré shading / Watery abstract prints

Details + Trim: Zipper closures / Ringer necklines / Band collars / Piping / Covered shirt plackets / Contrast details and linings / Utility pockets / Funnel necks / Embroidery

Accessories + Footwear: Flip flops / Eye-wear with braided neck straps / Basic oxfords / Hand-held fold-over bags / Driving moccasins / Hybrid sandal-sneakers / Visors / Straw hats / Patterned sacks

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