Joint creative directors Madame Woo and Katie Chung see their men in the city – returning home from work late into the evening, wandering around in a pensive state of mind. Suits are undone and worn loose with neckties; felt in shades of grey, burgundy, camel and blue make up these soothing silhouettes. Layers are haphazardly placed together. This is a newly relaxed aesthetic for Wooyoungmi.
Step to it:
Footsteps kicked off the show as an audio reminder of a man striding on the streets late at night. Models walked over a metal bridge constructed inside the Palais de Tokyo, ensuring their loud steps were heard in contrast to the quiet textures and colours in this tactile collection.
Paris has seen a newfound appreciation for corporate wear and city attire. Perhaps banker hate has finally subsided, as Wooyoungmi’s new signature bags and folios were inspired by traditional bank deposit bags, featuring a distinctive single curved corner and a lock stopper.