Seoul Fashion Week: The making of Long Playing Record's fall/winter 2019 collection
Behind the seams
Long Playing Record — the young label founded by veteran menswear designer Oh Seung Kwon — was responsible for one of Seoul Fashion Week's best shows during the fall/winter 2019 season. We persuaded Kwon to bring us behind the seams of his collection, and fortunately, he didn't disappoint; below, a detailed inside look at Long Playing Record FW19.
'90s supermodel Linda Evangelista in full anti-glamour mode provided Kwon a starting point for FW19.
Long Playing Record's logo, featuring Kwon's cats Tori and Toto, popped up — for the first time — knitted or printed onto elbows throughout the collection.
One of the season's most prominent threads were pieces that unbuttoned to the neckline at centre back, allowing them to be layered over each other.
Whether it was cropped, funnel-neck sweatshirts worn over coats, leather jackets suspended from trouser waistbands, or hoodies draped around the neck like scarves, it was all about wearing things unexpectedly at Long Playing Record.
From stovepipes with cargo-size pockets to two-tone, mock bumsters and deep-pleated trousers that looked almost paper bag-like at the waistline, Kwon consistently made hero pieces of bottoms throughout his collection.
Slightly over-extended storm flaps and raised, belted waistlines made familiar tailored silhouettes new again at Long Playing Record.
WHO GIVES A TUCK?
In keeping with the split-personality styling of the season, shirts were worn half-untucked, with some examples even bearing pockets.
ALL TIED UP
Kwon's double-breasted suits featured a side-tie detail that evoked the fastening of traditional robes.
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