PURIFIED – PURE GENIUS FOR YOUR FEET

Dominic Webster and Simon Lee are the pair behind Purified, a shoe brand in their second season that have quickly caught the attentions of the international style set (including MM Wooyoungmi!). Nike Roshe Run Homme Having previously held the position of Creative Director at Six London, Blue Black Jordan Shoes Webster embarked on this new footwear project with artist friend and fellow shoe enthusiast Lee. Canada Goose Pour Femme Parajumpers Femme Californian Joanna With a shared creative vision that finds inspiration in various subcultures within music and art movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Fluxus, Scarpe Air Jordan 5 Postal Art, ROSHE ONE Canada Goose Chateau Parka Bauhaus, Kentucky Wildcats Punk and Visual Kei, New Balance 990 femme Nike Air Max 2016 Homme they follow a brand philosophy of ‘no compromise in design or quality’.

Purified SS13 plays with a mix of textures, Canada Goose Shelburne Parka Canada Goose Expedition Parka from clear high-shine leathers to printed pony skin, Scarpe Air Jordan 13 Parajumpers Homme Adirondack soft lizard stamps and rubber / leather mix soles, Canada Goose en ligne Air Jordan 13 Retro
making each shoe a well thought out product. Nike Air Max 90 Femme Léopard Produced in Portugal and the U.K.,

WOOYOUNGMI & OSANG GWON – AN INTERVIEW

Osang Gwon’s exhibition ‘Masspatterns’ opened this week at ManMade Wooyoungmi Seoul, presenting the Wooyoungmi / Osang Gwon SS13 collaboration alongside a selection of his previous work. ADIDAS ZX 750 BARATAS UGG Bailey Button Designer Woo Youngmi caught up with him for a chat about his work, fashion and the Wooyoungmi collaboration. Phil Simms


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  WYM: Obviously you are a fashionable guy. What do you look for when you select clothing?

GWON: I like it if the clothes are made of a special material or if the pattern is unique. Air Jordan 2 (II) Canada Goose Solaris Parka And I strive toward special clothes. Umbro Velocita homme However due to my short legs and arms, I have to suppress these aspirations and restrain myself. Burberry Jeans I try to dress in line with the situation and to wear clothes that suit my body.

WYM: It’s not the first time that you created work in a fashion related context. Phil McConkey How has the collaboration with Wooyoungmi been different from other collaborations you did before?

GWON: It’s different that a collaborative work is used for an advertising campaign in European magazines. I think it’s a bold move to use the image of the artist’s works for an entire season’s advertising for a brand. The small solo show at the ManMade space will also be a special experience.

 

work by Osang Gwon at ManMade Wooyoungmi Seoul

  WYW: Were there any challenges?

GWON: In terms of the artwork there were no special requirements. Timberland Hiver Bottes I found it rather interesting that the wooyoungmi S/S 2013 collection was inspired by patterns from various regions. Air Jordan 11 For Sale On the internet I looked for images of animals with a pattern to complete this piece. PURE BOOST It was certainly not easy to create something reflecting the wooyoungmi collection – garment, form or color.

WYW: How was the photo shoot with the models?

GWON: The model shoot for my work is for all participants a rather tedious task that requires concentration and time. Benoni, who appeared in the 13 S/S 2013 Wooyoungmi Paris show, came all the way from Paris to the studio in Seoul to work with us. And in the case of Ji Hwa Seob, he had to endure 6 hours with over 2000 shots.

 

WYW: From the artist’s point of view: what is the relationship between fashion and art?

GWON: In my early works the first poses were influenced by fashion ads. Air Jordan 4 Retro However, these poses often stem originally from classical sculpture or painting. Georgia Bulldogs Jerseys That is why my artworks have also been influenced by classical sculpture as well as fashion ads. In addition, as my work is also used for fashion ads there seems to be a mutual influence.

WYW: What kind of role does fashion play in your “Deodorant Type” series?

GWON: The model poses of my early work were influenced by fashion ads, so naturally by collaborating with fashion magazines, fashion companies, and department stores, I often reflected upon the fashion trends of that time. NIKE TANJUN Fashion ads can reflect the current times with a little bit of fantasy. Texas Tech Red Raiders Jerseys Because of that my work also reflects fashion in a positive way.

WYW: Looking at your works, one would suppose you get a lot of inspiration from fashion and lifestyle magazines. Nike Roshe Run Motif Homme What are other sources of inspiration for you?

GWON: I think living as an artist in a big city like Seoul is a source of inspiration in itself.

WYW: With works such as the ready-made-car or the torso of a motorbike it is likely that you even interest men, who are more alien to art. LSU Tigers Jerseys So do you consider yourself also partly an art mediator?

GWON: If the general public reacts positively to my work I’m pleased. However, the majority ask why this motorcycle, why cut out magazines and take photographs of the cut-out again etc. Parajumpers Windbreaker Desert ‘Why does he do this kind of strange art?’, is also something that many people think.

NEW BRANDS FOR SS13 AT MM WOOYOUNGMI SEOUL

We’ve got that Friday feeling here at Wooyoungmi and to kick off the weekend we’d like to introduce you to some very special brands new to ManMade Wooyoungmi for SS13. Timberland Nouvelle Bottes Kyrie Irving Shoes Here’s a selection of what will be on offer from carefully sourced brand such as Bonastre, Air Jordan 18 Parajumpers Homme Steve Mono and Reinhard Plank. Canada Goose Femme adidas hamburg homme If you’re in Seoul this weekend why not drop by MM Wooyoungmi and discover them for yourself.

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Bonastre, Oklahoma State Cowboys Jerseys Canada Goose Ontario Parka Steve Mono, Nike Air Max 90 Homme NIKE AIR ZOOM ELITE 9 Vanities

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House Of Montague SS13 EXCLUSIVE AT MM WOOYOUNGMI

Luxury Danish footwear brand House of Montague combines the craftsmanship of traditional European skilled labour with clean progressive Danish design. Arkansas Razorbacks Air Jordan 1 Retro At MM Wooyoungmi we’re very excited to have an exclusive style for SS13. Air Max 95 Hombre Nike Air Mag The ‘Rozana’ Toggle Derby is specially made in premium ostrich embossed cow leather and is available in black or white. New Balance 990 homme Fjallraven Kanken Big

Alongside this we have the more classic Cecilie, Adidas Zx 500 Homme UGG Bailey Button House of Montague’s interpretation of the iconic tennis shoe. Canada Goose Borden Bomber UGG Classic Mini Made with premium Italian nappa leather, Doudoune Parajumpers Harraseeket Doudoune Parajumpers Harraseeket it showcases the brand’s clean design along with their focus on quality and comfort. canada goose montebello parka Orlando Magic

For more from House Of Montague head to the 5th floor at ManMade Wooyoungmi Seoul and treat your feet to something special for Spring.  

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Rainy-day Solutions at ManMade Wooyoungmi Pop-Up Paris

It’s another rainy November day. But it’s not getting us down, we’ll use it as an excuse to visit ManMade WOOYOUNGMI Pop-Up Paris for some lovely things that will keep us looking both stylish and dry. 

This WOOYOUNGMI winter trench is lined for extra protection against the elements while this classic gentleman’s hat from Christie’s of London is a perfect match for keeping dry while looking smart. A JoJo Messenger rucksack (handmade in France) lined with waterproof tarpaulin material will keep our laptop dry on the move, while waterproof Lo-Cut Chelsea Boots from iShu+  (inspired by the Apple World) keep our feet dry by using technical materials. And if we want to add an extra bit of coverage we’ll grab the ManMade by Guy de Jean – Gentleman’s Square Walking umbrella. Its unusual square shape and Wooyoungmi logo print will turn heads while keeping ours dry.

(all product details below)

Hat (U.K.) – Christy’s of London – ‘Richmond’ Hat. – €85
Coat (Korea) – WOOYOUNGMI – Lined Winter Trench w/Padded Shoulder Detail.  €1,065
Umbrella (France) – ManMade by Guy de Jean – Gentleman’s Square Walking-Umbrella.€90
Bag (France) – JoJo Messenger by ManMade – ‘Wladimir’ Waterproof Rucksack.  €425
Shoes (Italy) – iShu+ – Breathable, Waterproof Lo-Cut Chelsea Boots.  €160
Other (English) – Saphir Medaille D’Or – Waterproof Spray for Leathergoods. €15
All Available at
ManMade WOOYOUNGMI Pop-Up Paris, 6, rue des Arquebusiers 75003 Paris

A WEEKEND BREAK

With Friday just around the corner, here at the WOOYOUNGMI studio we’re dreaming of a weekend get-away.  A little trip to the country side complete with lazy strolls down country lanes and cosy evenings by the fire. And like any good day dream it comes complete with all the lovely things we’re going to need for the occasion.  Luckily ManMade WOOYOUNGMI Pop-Up Paris is at hand to help us with our packing.

We’re going to look the part with a WOOYOUNGMI  jacket in Harris Tweed and lace-up leather boots from Alfred Sargent exclusive to ManMade Wooyoungmi (MM x Alfred Sargent), wrapping up in a chunky WOOYOUNGMI knit and An-Cu jacquard print socks when the day turns chilly. We won’t forget to look after our skin after a day in the brisk country air because we brought our ‘Ultimate Control’ cosmetics from Truefitt & Hill, specialists in men’s grooming, which we packed nicely in our Brady cosmetic bag. And there’s no need to worry about fitting it all in because we have our c.dellstrand weekender, both roomy and stylish.

So that’s the packing done, now all we have to do is make the dream a reality. Anyone got a country pile? 

(all product details below)

C. DELLSTRAND (Sweden) – ‘BILL’ Weekend Bag – Calf Leather – 590 €

WOOYOUNGMI (Korea) – Harris Tweed 2-Layer Jacket – Wool – 715 €

AN-CU (Korea) – Jacquard Print Socks – Poly/Cotton mix – 12 €

WOOYOUNGMI (Korea) – Chunky Knit Sweater – Wool – 285 €

MANMADE BY ALFRED SERGENT (England) – Shoes – Calf and Grain leather – 450 €

BRADY – Dopp Kit (England)  - Cotton Twill , Bridal Leather – 45 €

TRUEFITT & HILL (England) – Cosmetics – 12 – 25 €

 

All available at;

ManMade WOOYOUNGMI Pop-Up Paris, 6, rue des Arquebusiers 75003 Paris

 

 

 

A LOOK INSIDE MANMADE WOOYOUNGMI POP-UP PARIS

C. Chauchat ties in Harris Tweed

 

Derek Rose luxury Sleep-wear at ManMade Wooyoungmi Pop-Up Paris

 

Uniform Wares watch selection at ManMade Wooyoungmi Pop-Up Paris

 

c. dellstrand clutch bags  & Tatchies gloves, both in pony skin and exclusive to manmade

 

Jupe by Jackie hand embroidered bow ties

 

ManMade x Alfred Sargent hand-crafted collaboration footwear

 

A selection of product to add a finishing touch to the Wooyoungmi man’s outfit

 

Jane Carr printed scarves

 

A selection of Red Maps specially compiled for the adventures of the Wooyoungmi man

 

Take a seat at ManMade Wooyoungmi Pop-Up Paris

 

ManMade WOOYOUNGMI Pop-Up Paris

6, rue des Arquebusiers 75003 Paris

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LAUNCH OF THE MANMADE WOOYOUNGMI POP-UP STORE IN PARIS

Last Thursday night ManMade WOOYOUNGMI Pop-Up store was launched with a vernissage at the rue des Arquebusiers gallery come boutique. Guests enjoyed Korean specialties – soju and gimbap – while grabbing the chance to have a first look into the Pop-Up world of the WOOYOUNGMI man, which includes a wardrobe of WOOYOUNGMI AW12 exclusives along with a range of brands and collaborations to meet his every lifestyle need.  The boys from Studio M provided the sound track as guests took their time to enjoy the artwork of Clemens Krauss and Lee Song, and one more soju for the road.

(photos – Virginie Khateeb)

ManMade WOOYOUNGMI Pop-Up Paris

6, rue des Arquebusiers 75003 Paris

www.wooyoungmi.com