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Fall/Winter 2015 Menswear – Inspiration – Vancouver Fashion Week

This is our selection of some stunning menswear looks showcased from several designers at Vancouver Fashion Week (Fall/Winter 2015): GET INSPIRED! FALL/WINTER collections arrived already in most of the retail stores and AUTUMN weather is just around the corner! Before you are heading out unprepared – check out those brilliant designs. In addition many of those listed designers offer online-stores where you can get your quality item.

Interview – Hong Kiyoung – Prelude to VFW – F/W 2015

What can we expect from the Hong Kiyoung label for Fall/Winter 2015? Tell us the story behind this collection. “There is only one goal in our brand – making the most elegant streetwear. In this season, I got inspiration from the homeless people who I met on Main Street in Vancouver. There was one homeless guy who was the most inspiring to me, and he really was making a graceful elegant figure and even with a gracious manner. After I saw him, I started to research how they dress to make the most graceful homeless look. Certainly it is not that we are homeless. However I think there are some aspects of ‘graceful’ or ‘elegance’ in them. I wanted to challenge myself to make this look as great as others.” We understand that new Artists influencing the contemporary arts are an inspiration point for you. Whose work is resonating with you right now? “Designer Haider Ackermann, who showcased at Paris Fashion Week & Salvador Dali.” You’re a huge fan of vibrant, experimental prints and patterns. …

VFW – S/S 2015 Nostalgia – Hong Kiyoung – Elegant Saboteur Collection

Already a house hold name in Hong Kong, the Seoul native Hong Kiyoung is now making waves on North American and European runways! This young designer first broke out onto the fashion scene printing t-shirts and clothing, and has since seen his label erupt worldwide following the launch of his first menswear collection in 2012. Hong Kiyoung has translated his graphic experiments into the electric prints and patterns we’ve seen and sought after in each of his collections. With ‘Elegant Saboteur’ Hong Kiyoung stayed true to his ‘Minimalistic Exaggeration with street’ esthetic, bringing together strong structured men’s and womenswear in wools, knits, sheers and leather with bold and colourful graphics undoubtedly evoked from contemporary arts. The collection was complete from head to toe featuring bandana inspired, tie-back base-ball caps, sunnies with rainbow hued mirrored lens and statement footwear, a show-stopping collaboration we are ecstatic to see more from on Vancouver’s runways. This provocative international designer has certainly caught our attention! We are anxious to see what he unveils this Fall/Winter season at Vancouver Fashion Week …