After cutting his teeth under the tutelage of such names as Robert Geller, Helmut Lang, Thom Browne, and culminating with 5 seasons as a designer at Andrew Buckler, MUNSOO KWON has launched his very first collection for Fall/Winter 2012, in New York.

MUNSOO KWON attempts to steer clear of the traditional saturated menswear market, and build his designs based on neatly tailored modern silhouettes that are practical; yet maintain his own distinctive design. His aesthetic is faithful to proportions and carefully designed for an impeccable fit, while still using his unique detailing. Rather than overtly branding his pieces, MUNSOO KWON uses his signature split-open details on the back and special pockets on shirts to create a coherent brand representation.


Drawing his inspiration from American architect Robert Stone's solo-built pavilion, Rosa Muerta,in Joshua Tree, MUNSOO KWON's Spring/Summer 2013 collection reflects the monochromatic black architecture which is rooted in modernism with details that are both structural and ornamental.

In his second collection, MUNSOO KWON introduces a selection which signifies peaceful rest and privacy away from conventional getaways at crowed beaches and tourist destinations. Dark camel, black, dark gray, old white, and khaki are used heavily in his colonial safari inspired suits, wax coated trench coats, and linen jackets. Casual striped T-shirts, slub yarn sweaters, and gingham shirts are inspired by the window frames and shadows of Rosa Muerta, and pants in different proportions and silhouettes add youthful sportiness while ties and scarves made with silk add a bit of luxury to the entire collection.



Published on June 30th, 2012

by Stylnk




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