“Wake Up” by rock band Arcade Fire was the springboard for Jaewan Park’s youthful collection, which featured classic sportswear with subtle athletic and military references. Short-sleeved sweatshirts were styled over shirts, and T-shirts displayed graphics derived from the vibration of sound. The outerwear hit a high note. A classic trenchcoat made from Japanese waterproof fabric was freshened up with a white collar, while shirtlike cuffs brought an unexpected touch to a lightweight bomber jacket. Denim was clean and raw with inverted contrast cuffs and a subtle camo print.

Although this is only his second time showing in New York City, Park, who started Plac as a denim brand, has a hefty retail presence in Asia with 80 stores in South Korea and five stores in China. He plans to open a New York City store later this year. The sportswear aesthetic may play well at retail, but it’s not moving the needle when it comes to designer trends.

By  on July 13, 2015

“Wake Up” by rock band Arcade Fire was the springboard for Jaewan Park’s youthful collection, which featured classic sportswear with subtle athletic and military references. Short-sleeved sweatshirts were styled over shirts, and T-shirts displayed graphics derived from the vibration of sound. The outerwear hit a high note. A classic trenchcoat made from Japanese waterproof fabric was freshened up with a white collar, while shirtlike cuffs brought an unexpected touch to a lightweight bomber jacket. Denim was clean and raw with inverted contrast cuffs and a subtle camo print.

Although this is only his second time showing in New York City, Park, who started Plac as a denim brand, has a hefty retail presence in Asia with 80 stores in South Korea and five stores in China. He plans to open a New York City store later this year. The sportswear aesthetic may play well at retail, but it’s not moving the needle when it comes to designer trends.

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