Naivety, Confusion and Madness of First Love - Blindness Unveils Spring Summer 2019 Collection
South Korean design duo Kyu Shin and Ji Park showed their SS19 Collection at London Fashion Week. The collection sees Blindness dissect the subject of ‘First Love’ and the incomparable vulnerability of those who experience it. Shin & Park encapsulate these conflicting emotions of love through the juxtaposition of untraditional fabrics, jumping from firm to soft, with a mix of atypical layering. The designs were theatrical, romantic. Feminine, transparent, tulle-like material, used on pants, body suits, coats, capes, tunics, and dresses. Romantic sensibilities are seen through exaggerated and amphorous silhouettes, flowing tulle and hints of opulent costume. The dream-like and fantastical influence of first love is realised through decadent patterns, castle-like ruffles and their signature use of pearls in accessories; in masks, shoulder and corset embellishments. Above all, the collection has a clear and precise message in its defiance of sociological binary norms and aims to be gender-fluid, cross-cultural and unafraid of self-expression.