The latest AW collection from well-known Korean men / women wear designer Juun.J is simply called Archive. It features a variety of shapes and forms of the designer’s signature commitment of gently deconstructing classical tailoring over the last ten years in what perhaps can aptly be described as an androgynous or genderless street style experience.
Mixing men and women on the runway and making sure that all clothing is wide or raffled, that all models wear pointy ankle boots, that men wear their hair long and women short, that military combat khaki as a color and bomber outfits breathe the uniformity of a uniform, that no tattoos or beards or piercings or jewelry or other characteristics are visible, that there are many turtlenecks on display, as well as many oversized coats and sweaters, not to mention hoodies and yet more hoodies, virtually guarantees that gender is almost impossible to distinguish in some of the runway pictures. In fact, the one good way to distinguish differences between men and women is to be present at the runway show, where you can see how the models WALK.
This is gender neutral streetwear in classic and traditional shapes and cuts of elegance spiced up with kinky leathers, ghetto hoodies, military colors and shades, and lots of dangling straps, belts, and fastenings. Its motto is Supersize. The theme is Archive 10. The logo and the brand Juun.J. The style an urban deconstructed Chic Militaire.
Words by Sandro and photos from Juun.J.