Rokh: Perfectly Imperfect

ROKH STRIPES

After taking notes on which features will be in vogue in the following seasons, this particular designer caught my eye.  His name is Rok Hwang and he is said to be major in the next few months.

Seeing that deconstructed garments are hot on the catwalk, this fella will be king of deconstruction as he gets inspirations by taking apart second-hand clothes he finds in flea-markets and car-boot sales in London and Belgium and rethinks how to make it his own.

ROKH UTILITARIAN

Apart from putting together his own idea of aesthetics into the garment, we can see he’s included key elements which are coming to stay, such as, utilitarian features with front pockets and loose-hanging straps.

ROKH BOW

Silky exaggerated blouses with front bow as we can see in this camel coloured blouse above. And as you may have seen he also uses lots of buttons, which in his eyes, allows garments to be opened and transformed giving it a different movement to them.

ROKH BUTTON

In the garment above, a double sleeve is hidden with a layer that can be pushed up with a casual effect, but without compromising warmth.

Rokh has worked for Céline and Louis Vuitton and has mastered luxury items.  He is also one of the nine finalists for the LVMH prize on June 6th, with an intimidating panel including Karl Lagerfeld and Nicholas Ghesquière. So watch this space if he gets his hands on the 300k prize and hopefully see him at next year´s London Fashion Week.

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