Juun.J carried his transformative urban sportwear obsession into spring, swapping his larger than life puffer coats for trenchcoats and anoraks. He called his theme “alternative tailoring and alternative tech,” as a way of describing the elaborate but technical gear offered in the coed lineup. The collection titled, “Alternative,” appeared on shirts as part of the phrase “ALTERNATIVE PATHS OFTEN LEAD TO BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS.”
The title describes Juun J’s take on “alternative tailoring and techwear,” according to the designer, “tailoring and sportswear with a lot of different materials to make it more interesting.” Flowing, billowy coats fashioned from hi-tech metallic fabrics, and water repellent wool can be adjusted and cinched with elastic toggles at the sleeves and waist to create new silhouettes. And if you look closely, you can see an extra appendages like sleeves attached to the back of several of a jackets. One of the most interesting looks in the whole collection, however, is a zippered sleeveless hoodie with a cocoon-like layer that is attached to the bottom of the vest and held up by a hood that is worn over the first hood.
Heels and ankle boots add an extra daring, cool aspect to the cable knit, trousers, jackets and skirts that breathe an air of sophistication. One of the most outstanding looks is a vibrant yellow and black, plaid jacket with a matching knee length skirt layered over a jogger/trouser hybrid, and finished off with chrome heels, chrome handbag, and a leather baseball cap. A number of other looks were more on the sporty side, such is the case in the pairing of a luxe trench coat with joggers and sneakers, or heels worn with a sporty jacket and joggers. The models’ faces were often shrouded by upturned jacket collars and hoods that just look so cool, but also very practical. Juun J’s avant garden designs and precise, elegant tailoring will no doubt continue to elevate his label as a tour de force in the evolution of menswear.