NOHKE Fall 2016 – Seoul Fashion Week 서울 패션 위크


With far too many labels at Seoul Fashion Week descending into streetwear purgatory, it is always a refreshing change whenever NOHKE takes the runway.  As expected, the latest collection boasted sophisticated womenswear that kicked business casual up a notch.  Less anticipated was a more minimalist offering compared to the label’s previous Fall/Winter collection, a take on the film “2001: A Space Odyssey” that was heavy on capes, thick trench coats and wrap-around dresses.

For Fall 2016, NOHKE designer Jung Mi Sun guaranteed that there would be no swimming in oversized sweatshirts, baggy sweater dresses past the calves and other commonly-seen styles this past Fashion Week.  Seoulites may shiver a bit more next season in these clothes – making them more appropriate for fall versus winter – and part of this is due to the complication of how to wear Jung’s “White Noir” collection.  For example, ribbon-like diagonal straps extended from tops, strategically keeping draping and lines firmly in place.  Cutouts appeared in abundance, particularly in the shoulder area and practically making scarves – or even shawls – a necessity. These touches, however, distinguished Jung’s knitwear, notably through the combination of subtle ribbing and asymmetry.  The pairing of some of these pieces with wide corset belts was especially effective, cinching the waist and breaking up what otherwise would be monochromatic or conventional pieces.

Photos: NOHKE Fall 2016 – Seoul Fashion Week
all photos by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine


Video: NOHKE Fall 2016 – Seoul Fashion Week
video by Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine