- Text Nik Patel
- Photography Gwenaëlle Trannoy
- 26th June 2016
“Organised chaos” were the words that so perfectly encapsulated the structured intricacies and mathematic mayhem of Madame Woo and Katie Chung’s SS17 collection.
With the wall-workings of minimalist and conceptual artist Sol LeWitt forming their artistic influence, the South Korean mother-daughter duo effortlessly conducted a runway orchestra of swirling lines, tri-stripes, block colours, and grid-prints that seamlessly transitioned from small to substantial, all backed by asymmetric tailoring that somehow co-existed with clean lines.
The collection, as seamlessly as its construct, shifted in its colourways; it sprang to life with vibrant butterscotch, tiger and cerulean, in the form of satin shorts, oversized suiting and sports jackets with drowning sleeves, before sinking back beneath a palette of brooding slate, oat, bone and charcoal.
Woo and Chung achieved a collection precise yet shapeless, blurred yet beautiful.