Thursday 12th January

| BY Jack Moss

Concept Korea AW17 At Pitti Uomo


Korea, land of kimchee, karaoke and now, klothes. But today it was specifically about the latter, because our first show of Pitti Uomo was Concept Korea, the celebration of Korean design talent that comes to Florence for the first time from New York. So, to begin our platter of Korean goodies was duo BMUET(TE), who posed the important question: who, exactly, needs use of their arms anyway? Because here they presented blazers and puffas with straps that looped from the torso around each arm, restricting their movement. Because really, who needs to lift them? That’s for the commonfolk. We haven’t used ours in years. Up next was Ordinary People which, to quote the press release, was about “attractive and gorgeous men… the man who is sexy and charming.” I mean, that’s a statement of intent. These were louche fellas – sort of Seventies with roomier proportions – oversized Chesterfield coats, slick tailoring, knitwear sprinkled with embellishment. Quite liked those puffas cinched at the waist too. And with that – we’re off!

Photograph courtesy of Pitti Uomo /