Candid had the pleasure of meeting the charming duo behind D’GRAPH at Vancouver Fashion Week – consisting of designer-duo Dahye Kim and Minjin Cho. They were flat mates in London while pursuing a career in the fashion industry and studying fashion, and they instantly felt a connection and a need to take it a step further. After moving back to Seoul in 2015 they set up their business together, which resulted in D’GRAPH.
The brand creates fashion with lively and artistic moods by mixing various colours and unique details to reach out to a young generation. For their SS18 collection, colour truly was the key word as it K-popped throughout the pieces shown. It felt like the rainbow had scattered on the runway, thankfully with lightweight plastic details added to certain pieces to catch the colourful sky fall. Innovative, daring and a vitamin-injection for every man who wants to stand out, without being tacky or theatrical.
It is thrilling to see how Korean fashion comes to a fusion with Western – style where creativity meets utilitarian features. Hopefully we will be seeing bolder colours on the streets next summer, in addition to the pastels which already are in place for next summer.
Backstage photographs by Thomas Falkenstedt.
Catwalk photographs by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for Vancouver Fashion Week.
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