FASH 2013 SEXes
Kyoung eun Hong
European Fashion Award FASH 2013
The men’s collection “Insomnia” is inspired by sleeplessness (lat: insomnia) and its symptoms. Sufferers are exhausted and wide awake, overwrought and lethargic at the same time. The fabrics are covered in hand-cut hole patterns und put together layer upon layer upon layer – just like wearisome thoughts during a sleepless night. The pattern design was inspired by images of a brain in a waking state. The male image is reflected in this parallel world. In a sleepless state the man gives up his traditional role; fashion symbolically dissolves his masculinity. The outer layer was made of red and black neoprene, the inner layer features skin-colored silk, cotton and polyester. The garments are complemented by accessories like sandals molded from black resin, decreasing the speed of movement.
|Jury Statement||Kyoung eun Hong shows how something as grueling as insomnia can turn into something beautiful. Her collection “Insomnia” thrives on one star: a plain coat with a breathtakingly beautiful hidden hole pattern. The extremely precise work was performed on the shoulder, the section on a garment recognized as the technically most complex, which reflects a high degree of craftsmanship. The focus on this pattern and the good proportions are also impressive. This resulted in a very modern, stylish and artistically impressive small collection. These qualities are offset by a simple collection and simple documentation. — Member of the Jury: Dr. Adelheid Rasche, Sammlung Modebild, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Fashion Image Collection – National Museums in Berlin)|
Hochschule für Künste Bremen
Prof. Kai Lehmann
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