South Korea is rapidly becoming fashion capital. This season, although Seoul’s catwalks coincided with Tokyo’s, the turnout was bigger than ever, with fashion-hungry stylists, buyers, press and tuning in to see what the city had to offer for SS18.
Munn was easily the strongest menswear show, starting off with a plethora of fancy colors like pale pink pastels from bright orange to brown plaids. Functional athleisure came in the form of windbreakers and track pants, though the volume and form was right on trend, keeping the garments relevant.
The suits were all about volume, with baggy trousers combined with more fitted blazers with nothing underneath, making an otherwise-elegant look more like streetwear. Details like zippers, ropes and panels sewn into the garments keep things interesting. Baggy military coats and pastel pink shorts suits brought some vintage into the designs. Baseball caps and sunglasses accessorized the outfits.
We also can’t help but notice the appearance of the ‘murse’ or the man purse, which came in several different forms, like small clutches, backpacks with plaid print and wallet-like bags attached to trousers with rope.
Although there were also several female looks, the menswear was really where the Munn collection made its mark and it seemed like everyone was talking about the innovative designs well after the show ended.
Munn would be perfect for a man who wants to push the envelope with cool fabrics and voluminous silhouettes this spring. When in doubt, pair one of the windbreakers with a pair of jeans or layer a baggy suit over a well-pressed shirt.
Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Munn.