Lane Crawford to Launch Capsule With Korean Label Bonbom


Hong Kong‘s prestigious division retailer Lane Crawford is linking up with South Korean designer model Bonbom on an unique assortment that provides the long-lasting Metallica graphic T-shirt a high-fashion makeover.

The ten-piece assortment, drenched in Y2K nostalgia, options cutout graphics of main characters or scenes from thrillers and apocalyptic movies together with “The Fifth Ingredient,” “Mad Max,” “Burning,” “The Matrix,” “Melancholia,” “Valerian and the Metropolis of a Thousand Planets,” “Anna,” “Girl on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” “Nikita,” “Lucy,” “Misplaced Freeway” and “Blue Velvet.”

The gathering will launch April 17 at Lane Crawford‘s IFC, Shanghai and Chengdu shops, in addition to on-line.

Bonbom Jo, the designer behind his eponymous model, stated his expertise working with Okay-pop phenomenon Blackpink gave him the preliminary impetus to design tee shirts for his unisex label, which fuses couture drama with streetwear cool.

Bon-Bom Jo

Bonbom Jo

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“The inspiration for his or her efficiency seems was punk, however their stylist requested me, ‘how about utilizing classic graphic T-shirts?’ So I gathered over 100 T-shirts from the classic market, and we made it into stage outfits,” stated Jo, who gave the outdated T-shirts a brand new life with completely different silhouettes.

Quickly after, extra Okay-pop requests got here funneling in, together with from BTS, Aespa and NCT.

“Okay-pop stylists at all times need to make their artists look recent and younger, in order that sort of impressed me as effectively,” Jo stated.

Jo, who graduated from the London School of Trend with a menswear main, launched Bonbom in late 2020 and shortly gained traction for his sturdy, at instances protruding, silhouettes. His signature items, such because the lantern gown with pleated draped sides or the chandelier gown, which turns the drapes into gentle wings that cascade softly, shortly grew to become movie star stylist favorites and helped him get into prestigious retailers similar to Boon the Store, Lane Crawford, Machine-A and Tom Greyhound.

Jo designs 4 collections a yr. In his newest winter 2024 assortment, he continued to discover the sculptural and the utilitarian, which was impressed by a current journey to the Louvre museum.

Appears to be like from Bonbom’s winter 2024 assortment.

“Plenty of the slicing particulars had been impressed by medieval knight armory, so I additionally used quite a lot of gold, silver and bronze in knitwear, which referenced cash and payments. I’m reminded of their lovely colour each time I come to Europe. In Korea, we simply pay with a card,” Jo stated.

Although Jo designs and not using a muse in thoughts, he will get inspiration from folks such because the stylists Lotta Volkova and Jamie-Maree Shipton.

“I consider how they’d put on my seems and in what manner. I imply, it’s not simply how they put on the clothes, however how they submit the seems on Instagram,” Jo defined.

For the longer term, Jo will proceed to construct his streetwear-savvy collections with distinctive pattern-cutting particulars. He’s wanting to increase his presence within the European and U.S. markets and plans to host his first presentation or runway present throughout Paris Trend Week.

“It’s at all times a packed schedule, however I need to change into their [editors’ and showgoers’] favourite present of the day,” Jo added ambitiously.

“Getting extra stockists signifies that extra movie star stylists will have the ability to uncover us and have my items seen on celebrities,” he stated.

“I additionally need to set up and develop our model archive seems, to increase our pleating experience. There may also be a bag for spring 2025. It’s nothing stylish, possibly one thing stylish like The Row’s Margaux,” the designer stated. He revealed that one other signature motif of his design, the tuck, an typically asymmetrical folded element that provides construction to the garment, will probably be a key component within the bag design.

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