Dear Shaded Viewers,
One of the highlights of Seoul Fashion Week, Soulpot Studio was a standout show, combining intricacy and innovation with poetry and craftsmanship. Su Jinn Kim's vision is deeply personal and artistic, yet she manages to bring her garments back to reality, finding the right balance between art and commerce. Inspired by Seoul and its thriving energy, she often references traditional Korean clothes, giving them a modernist spin. I loved her use of silver and mesh this season, as well as her subtle draping and the way she mixed contrasting textures, adding depth to her pieces. Volumes were generous and soft, while fluidity defined most of her outfits. You can rely on Su Jinn Kim to cut a flawless tailored jacket or add lightness to a fuller skirt, but it's the emotion her shows create that make her a great designer.