Siki Im - "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler" collection - A/W 2013-14

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Inspired by Italo Calvino's meta-fictional novel "If On A Winter's Night A Traveller", Siki Im created collection for Fall/Winter 2013-14 presenting a vision that is nostalgic while at same time modern. This intricate hyper-novel is a fiction about fiction, questioning the relationship and position between author, novel, and reader. Getting the idea out of it, Im tries to do the same thing in the context of designer, garment, and wearer. In his book, Calvino even wrote paragraph-long descriptions about ideal outfit for an intellectual menswear collection as ever there was.
“I put on a balaclava helmet and over it a wool cap and, over that, a felt hat. Bundled up like this, and moreover with a scarf around my neck and another around my waist, a woolen jacket, a fur jacket, a leather coat, and lined boots, I could recover a certain security. The night, as I was then able to ascertain, was mild and serene.” Italo Calvino, 1981.

References: Siki Im, and Italo Calvino - Wikipedia



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