All photos courtesy of Wooyoungmi
A defiant reaction of the human psyche, times of limitation can spur our imagination and take us to places we’ve never been before. For the Autumn-Winter 2021 co-ed collection, Wooyoungmi stages an abstract journey beyond the borders of our current reality. Le Livre du Voyage, the mind-expanding essay by Bernard Werber from 1997, encourages a season founded in mythology and fantasy. In a film captured on the outskirts of Paris, a nocturnal woodland embodies the rediscovery of the wonders of nature pertinent to our moment in time. The enchanted forest sets the scene for a dialogue between the natural and the supernatural: a collection that transforms the real into surreal, and the ordinary into extraordinary. Continuing Wooyoungmi’s conversation with the new generations of Seoul, Wooyoungmi consistently draws on the energy instinctive to the current style spirit of South Korea.