Before we even arrived in Seoul we saw the press release for CRES. E DIM.'s FW13 collection, and decided that we wanted to get our hands on a few pieces and do a mini shoot of some sort. So a few days after Cres. E Dim. showed at Seoul Fashion Week, we met up with Kim Hongbum (the designer) and his team, tried on a few pieces, and put together 3 looks.
I'm right into prints at the moment, so naturally gravitated towards these beautiful printed sweatshirts with images of ice and crystals, inspired by Japanese artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka. The thing I particularly love about the pieces and accessories we chose (and in fact the whole of Hongbum's collection) is the play on textures and fabrics. He uses a mix of materials in his designs to create wonderfully textured pieces that have an interesting look and feel. For example, wool skirts with lamb and eel leather details, polyester sweatshirts with lamb leather and polyurethane details, wool and lamb leather jackets, cow leather and polyurethane clutches, and acrylic necklaces.
So at about 10:30pm at night and in about 4 degree celcius temperatures, we ventured up a massive hill to a park behind our place in Nakseongdae. I quickly found out just how hard it is to stand still in the shivering cold (wearing heels that I don't usually wear) and trying to take photographs and all at the same time! I don't know how I managed to shake it off and despite losing all feeling in fingers and toes by the end of it, we were pretty happy with the shots we came away with.
Here are the three looks we put together featuring all CRES. E DIM. clothing and accessories and my beloved 3.1 Phillip Lim boots...