D.GNAK showed at VFS for its second season today. Designer Dong Jun Kang has created a collection that is wearable but classic. Named ‘Crack’ his A/W11 collection is inspired by ‘the sorrow of parting’. Wool, tweed and other natural fabrics as well as meshed fabrics gave the tailored pieces an understated luxury to the classic designs. Corduroy trousers and sharp jackets were features, while the show stopper was the Sherlock Holmes cape coat, shown in various colours and fabrics. D.GNAK prides itself on producing traditional tailoring with a contemporary twist.  Jackets had raw edges and exposed finishes illustrating the theme of ‘parting’. The detail added to the classic cuts gave them a unique spin on an old favourite; toggles, buckles and pockets were present throughout. Shearling was another discreet but unique detail used to adorn the jackets. The colour palette used was a refreshing mix of mustard, wine, deep blue and warm browns; creating a youthful look. Finally, accenting the collection, models walked the catwalk with brightly coloured leather satchel-come-backpacks.

Words : Louisa Kilburn
Images : Rowan Papier
Illustration : Andy Bumpus

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