It’s pandemic Vogue Week! Positive, I don’t actually know what the heck is occurring, however I’m nonetheless welcoming it as a pleasant little deal with. As an alternative of loading up our screens with nonstop exhausting information and Netflix, we will escape into the sights of gorgeous garments on stunning folks. You realize what else helps folks to flee from actuality? ’Shrooms. And yesterday, on New York Males’s Day, trend and fungi have been joyfully married on a gown by the South Korean label the Stolen Garment.
Earlier than we get into the gown, let me let you know the story behind the identify of the label, as a result of it’s riveting. When designer Jungwoo Park was graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2017, he and his classmates confirmed their collections in a particular exhibit. However issues took an sudden flip when one among his clothes was stolen from the present simply hours after it opened. The information went viral all through the varsity, and other people started to publish images of somebody strolling round London sporting the piece. Sadly, the path went chilly, and the merchandise was by no means retrieved.
With good humor, Park named his complete label in honor of the debacle. His garments replicate an identical spirit. His fall 2021 assortment was impressed by a visit — that’s, a journey, wink wink — with mates to a used bookstore in Seoul, the place the titles of ’90s grownup books stood out to him. A few of the phrases included need and ardour (clearly) in addition to delinquent (spicy!). I can solely think about what books impressed all of the rope-bondage parts within the assortment, however the mushroom gown appears to me to suit the phrase play lover, phrases that Park included as inspirations within the present notes.
Portobello and shiitake mushrooms these are usually not. In Stolen Garment’s assortment video, our bodies and faces soften and warp as fashions gyrate to a distorted audio observe. Was I tripping in the midst of the workday? I’m nonetheless unsure. But when pandemic Vogue Week means extra bizarre quick movies to transplant me to a different realm in my thoughts, I’m right here for it.