Seoul-based, Tokyo-educated designer Avizmo Jo proposed a new style of men’s tailoring for spring, incorporating workwear and resortwear influences.
Main message: Traditional suits were reimagined as double-breasted and belted coveralls or short suits worn with knee-high socks and sneakers. The designer used herringbone and tweed, along with a metallic accented fabric, and jackets had prominent shoulders. Less formal pieces included animal print knits, zigzag polos and drawstring pants in swirling stripes. Jumpsuits appeared in several iterations, including brown checks, white and gray stripes, and even a sheer beige version that left little to the imagination.
The result: While some looks were a bit too simple for the runway, the androgynous silhouettes and creative use of unconventional textures showed promise. If only the designer had pushed himself a bit further.