JUUN J. Goes For a Bigger Bang in Fall
Written by Bolanile Shennu
Photographs by Julie Badin
Tall hats and boxy coats were some of the key components of Juun J.’s Fall 2012/13 collection. Models looked like a page out of a Japanese cartoon as they strutted down the makeshift catwalk constructed in Paris’s ultra bo beau (French for hipster) Espace Blancs Manteaux. The Seoul based Juun J. is no stranger to tailoring - his sharp lines and well constructed clothing were par for the course. This latest collection proved to be another smart and classy notch in the designer’s belt, geared for the comfort prone sophisticate on the go.
The difference between Juun J.’s recent collection and its predecessors was the larger, more voluminous clothing. Straying away from the chiseled cigarette pants and slim cut waist coats, the designer channeled a 1940’s look for the fall -- think more Cab Calloway zoot suit than the Golden Age of Hollywood. Using color to tone down the collection, the suits were fashioned out of heather grays and camel colors - hues that made the collection marketable and versatile.
When it came to livening up the collection, Juun J. decided to punch the clothing with white, as a couple of chunky knits and neoprene bombers broke up the parade of somber colors. And, as an added twist, the designer finished the presentation with a parade of snow suits (yes, puffy jackets and pants) - apparently the house is predicting a slew of blizzards and snow storms for the winter to come.