Munsoo Kwon Menswear Spring/Summer 2013

After launching an inaugural collection of menswear for Autumn/Winter 2012, Korean designer Munsoo Kwon has unveiled a range of men’s clothes for Spring/Summer 2013 inspired by the structural and ornamental details that he observed in the architecture produced by Robert Stone.

Colours such as camel, black, grey, white, and khaki are used heavily in garments such as linen jackets and wax coated trench coats that evoke colonial safari suits. Casual striped T-shirts, yarn sweaters, and gingham shirts are inspired by the window frames and shadows of Robert Stone’s Rosa Muerta pavilion, and chino shorts with patch pockets and trousers in different proportions and silhouettes add youthful sportiness. Original design features come in the form of T-shirts and vests with double pockets, contrasting materials, and cardigans that button all the way down both front and back. Silk ties and scarves add a bit of luxury to the collection.

After honing his sartorial skills with Robert Geller, Helmut Lang, Thom Browne, and Andrew Buckler, Munsoo Kwon launched his first menswear collection (for Autumn/Winter 2012) in New York. His design intention is to steer clear of the traditional menswear market and create clothes that rework tailored modern silhouettes while still being practical.