By: Jon Cope
The Demoo Parkchoonmoo SS17 collection sent me home with a bit of homework; but instead of lamenting my instructor's assignment with eye-rolling, and sarcastic remarks under my breath, I gladly accepted my responsibility to take a deeper look into the inspiration behind designer, Demi Park’s avant garde pieces.
The “airiness” of the clothing presented imply a transcendence of material interests, and conjures images of a women soaring above the clouds, with her wisdom of what is really important in life supporting her flight. Staying true to the allure of minimalism, Demi managed to infuse her monochromatic palette with layers of complexity by using lightweight cotton, silk, and denim to create patchworked blouses, tops and skirts, cotton and gauze bonded coats, as well as loose long silk dresses and short jackets.
Without being colorful, Demi managed to create clothes that were bold yet humbling, subversive yet dignified, all-the-while using ancient conceptions of masculinity to promote a unique and aspirational view of what it means to be feminine. You can view the entire show below.