LFW DAY #6: D.GNAK
WHO: D.GNAK by KANG.D
WHERE: Vauxhall Fashion Scout @ Freemasons’ Hall
FRONT ROW: Paul Weller, Prince Cassius, Leroy Dawkins of Diary of a Clothes Horse and from Camille of Karma Style blog
WHAT: For his collection ‘Cracks’, Dong Jun Kang presented a kind of schoolboy-meets-Paddington Bear look. Mustard corduroy jumpsuits and trousers, blazers and shirts made for a classic masculine aesthetic, shaken up with modern interpretations for a more casual take. Brown or blue plaid, olive tweed, corduroy and a heavy glug of burgundy made for an accessible colour palette, but it was the details that took these pieces to the next level. Jackets were constructed with two constrasting fabrics - mustard cord and olive tweed, a blue puffa jacket with wool hemming on the collar or a blazer with a sheer black chiffon lining peeping out. Most of the time these blazers incorporated elements of the classic trench, puffa jacket or duffle coat. Extra-long knits in mustard and burgundy were topped off with mittens and the red and brown rucksacks, superbly square and structured, had room for an umbrella or towel to be tucked. Stylish thinking for the discerning camper about town.
HIGHLIGHT: The jackets and coats – deconstructed stitches, layered-up with double collars and two-tone fabrics. These were super modern and highly covetable.
QUOTES: Prince Cassius caught up with us after the show: “I loved the colours, the detail and the cut. It was well-tailored. I’m loving the cape coat and the trench blazer. Oh and the navy blazer with yellow cord. It was absolutely gorgeous. So wearable which is important for menswear. I would definitely buy that.”
Words: Katie Rose