It was a growing love for textures and textiles that prompted Jisoo Jang, the 25 year old South Korean designer to apply to the BA Fashion Knitwear course at Central Saint Martins. During her placement year, Jisoo interned at Kiko Kostadinov. Her graduate collection explores her collector’s obsession for vases, flowers and fragrances. Perfume is an omnipresent element in Jisoo’s everyday attire. She applies the same art of flower arrangement in her own sense of dress, too; ‘I think the invisible scent, mood, and emotion conjure up memories of the day.’ Six muses were imagined, assuming that each vase was a character, wondering what they would wear and what scent matched best their personalities. Exaggerated volumes reference the way objects come into contact and interact with the body in the art works of Caroline Broadhead. Each garment has been executed with sustainable techniques; zero waste pattern, laser cutting on washable paper and bio plastics mixed with gelatine and Jesmonite.
Josephine Giachero, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism