In the mood of Juun.J: 'For my Spring/Summer collection 2013, I was inspired by the 1940s'
abercrombie and fitch outlet In honor of Paris Menswear Fashion Week (June 27-July 1), Relaxnews catches up with Korean designer Juun.J, who will showcase his Spring/Summer 2013 collection June 29. Here, the creative shares his style secrets and sources of inspiration -- revealing that inspiration for his new collection didn't come from any particular individual but rather an entire era, namely the 1940s.
Relaxnews: Which famous man best represents your Spring/Summer 2013 collection?
Juun.J: For my Spring/Summer collection 2013, I was not so much inspired by someone famous as I was by an era: the 1940s. I was inspired by the fashion leaders of the time who would wear suits with exaggerated silhouettes in the street and in the clubs.
RN: In your opinion what are the three Spring/Summer 2013 wardrobe essentials and why?
abercrombie outlet JJ: Short and long jackets, slim cut shirts as well as XL ones, and XXL trenches. For the Spring/Summer 2013 season, I was very interested in the contrast between shape and functionality, and in the interchangeable aspect of clothes for indoors and outdoors.
RN: Which summer holiday style can't you stand?
JJ: The Hawaiian shirt -- it's shapeless.
RN: Which film best represents your latest collection?
JJ: Drunken Angel by Akira Kurosawa (1948). It provides a perfect example of how an XXL suit and shirt style can look impeccable on a man.
RN: Where is the most unusual place you go to seek design inspiration and why?
JJ: My house, which is a place where I can stay without being disturbed, where I can relax and be free to think. This process is central to the flow of inspiration.
RN: Which object couldn't you live without on holiday?
abercrombie sale JJ: My Galaxy Note. It works like a phone and a tablet so I can use it to browse the web. It's the right size for checking images. That way, I do not have to carry a PC or a tablet, two objects I find cumbersome on holidays.