Carol Lim and Humberto Leon tapped an industrial vein originating from America’s Northwest, the show notes pointed out. Their workwear-inspired collection displayed a plethora of chopped blousons and hooded sweaters paired with track pants and heavy-duty boots. You imagined them to be right up the alley of South Korean pop artists G-Dragon and Taeyang, both present at the show.
Multilayered looks — seen all over the Paris shows — included boxy sweaters and vests worn over suit ensembles, mostly in moody shades of brown. The show lightened up with a run of cheerful, color-blocked cable-knits.
The mechanical brooches, geek-chic proportions and outsize knit collars were at times reminiscent of Prada. But the duo’s prints and sweatshirt motifs are distinctive and highly collectible, exemplified by the abstract wintery landscapes on coats that punctuated their high-energy show.