- Perhaps one of my most favorite designers to find while writing for Audrey, Kim Tae-hoon’s swoon-worthy collection remains top on my list for outwear must-haves. After peeking at his current pieces available on etsy I’ve narrowed it down to two minimalist cuts:
To see more about Kim and images from his collections on Audrey Magazine, click here.
From Audrey: South Korean Womenswear Line, FREAKS By Designer Tae-Hoon Kim – by Min A. Lee
For those of you keeping up with all the street styles coming out of Asia, we found a great designer with clothing accessible to stateside shopping fanatics! Meet Tae-Hoon Kim. Since 2000, he has been curating and perfecting his womenswear line, Freaks.
Working to find a way to represent the beauty of combining masculine and feminine balance, Kim shared with Audrey, “My original designs have been very straight forward and neutral feeling, but this collection for 2015 summer season has deployed more smoothly according to the trend in South Korea.”
When looking at the collection as a whole, you can see how his brand’s characteristics of “asymmetrical organization, aesthetic draping, mathematical crossing and structural formality” come into play. Fit for navigating a bustling, modern lifestyle, we can visualize any piece of Kim’s collection on the fashionable streets of New York City and Seoul. When we asked about the main influences behind his work, Kim explained, “It seems I had been looking for many buildings and works of installation and objects of the everyday surroundings before [a] sample design is planned. I discover carefully and observe these things, and express it as a wearable contemporary character fashion.”
With several pieces available on a newly launched Etsy storefront, it’s easy to get your hands on the South Korean brand. We picked out our favorite looks from their warm, summery tones and variety in lengths and fabrics. There’s a nice range of form fitting cuts to dresses easy to move and stay cool in. You can find more of Kim’s work here along with several look books and fashion films. – See more at: http://audreymagazine.com/south-korean-womenswear-line-freaks-by-designer-tae-hoon-kim/#sthash.Dn1oqhgj.dpuf
Image From Audrey Magazine Feature + Tae-hoon Kim