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Juun J Menswear A/W12

Futuristic army silhouettes and sporty elements were fused in the South Korean designer's Paris show

South Korean designer Juun J yesterday presented World War I-inspired silhouettes, using headpieces somewhere between helmets and cloche hats, long khaki coats in heavy wools, and plenty of straps. Oversized hoods, lapels and sleeves soon began to add a surrealist feel to the otherwise somber collection. The show first evolved into futuristic army figures: neoprene piercings was inserted on trench coats or heavy woolen suits, giving a shield-like effect; leather sleeves and collars perpetuated the soldier-esque feel. Yet giant puffer jackets, cable knit jumpers, and white printed sweatshirts sprinkled a touch of sportswear onto the clothes...

Dazed Digital: What are you most proud of in this collection?
Juun J: The use and mix of fabrics; I mixed classical wool, with neoprene and leather, sometimes on one piece.

DD: What is the biggest novelty about this season?
Juun J: It’s a lot sportier than usual – which is part of the philosophy too. Minimal, practical, sporty.