PARIS, June 23, 2011/ FW/ — In the talented designer’ latest collection, Juun. J brought us new, modern menswear silhouettes for Spring 2012. The theme of the collection, Deviated, was visible in both the construction and shapes of the pieces we saw on the runway.
In keeping with this theme and a trend we’ve seen this season, Juun. J played with seams and showed us how breaking a seam could create a deviation in the line of a tailored suit jacket, or the cuff of a pant. Just enough of a deviation to notice a hint of gold cuff underneath a sleeve, or at the collar of a shirt. The two-tone, sleeveless trench and texturized leather jackets were big hits. As were the asymmetrical blazers, the high-waisted pants, and the range of volumes seen in his silhouettes.
And, not to forget, the shoes. In their fifth season collaboration, Kiroic and Juun. J, created a deviation of the classic loafer and sandal. In a very minimal, modern, and futuristic way, each shoe was cut from a geometric block of rubber sole. With jagged edges redefining the typical footprint, these shoes were beyond inventive.
Keeping the collection mostly neutral, with a few pops of lemon yellow, the finale was full of rainbow bright parkas adorned with his season-signature gold zipper.
Paris Menswear Spring 2012