Since 2011, IISE has redefined and recontextualized traditional Korean design, within the modern, innovation prizing, globally minded culture of streetwear. IISE’s mix of classically Korean materials and methods, contemporary aesthetics and meticulous craftsmanship extends all the way down to details like clothing tags, printed on Hanji paper.
THE FW20 COLLECTION FOCUSES ON THE CORE DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF IISE: SYMMETRY, BALANCE, AND PROPORTION. DERIVED FROM THE PILLARS OF TRADITIONAL KOREAN ARCHITECTURE AND FURNITURE DESIGN, THESE PHILOSOPHIES EMPHASIZED NOT ONLY A FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE FOR EACH WORK, BUT ALSO A SENSE OF PEACE IT WOULD BRING TO THE SPACE IT OCCUPIES. THIS COLLECTION SHOWCASES THESE CONCEPTS THROUGH USE OF PANELING AND SYMMETRICAL LINES, HIGHLIGHTING A UNIQUE MIXTURE OF FABRICS AND CUSTOMIZED METALLIC HARDWARE. THE FW20 COLLECTION EMBODIES THESE PRINCIPLES, ADOPTING THEM INTO THE CORE IDENTITY OF THE IISE AESTHETIC.
Layers of Korean mulberry tree paper, or Hanji, were meticulously layered and burnt onto canvas. The artwork is than digitized onto the tee.