Kaya Gayoung Lee

Royal academy of fine arts antwerp \ Fashion departement

\
KAYA
GAYOUNG LEE

WHAT EXCITED YOU ABOUT COLLABORATING WITH KOMONO?

First of all, I was really satisfied with Komono’s craftsmanship that realized the whole process as I imagined! Even some vague ideas were materialized through your team’s help. Also, the fact that the members from the Komono team were open to listen to us, really helped me to share ideas during all the procedures. This is the first opportunity that I can show my design to actual customers. I’m very excited!

CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR DESIGN AND HOW THE WHOLE PROCESS WENT?

During the last summer, I watched one movie named ‘The color of pomegranates’. This movie is about one poet’s life. As it has no dialogues, every scene and object contains symbolism. I focused on some symbols about love. Love is a universal language and some verbal expressions of love exist in all cultures. So love-targets, arrows, radial shapes from the heart became main sources of inspiration for my collection. While researching, I’ve found one of Vivianne Sassen’s series, ‘Umbra’, which means shadow in latin. I wanted to translate those color blocked shadows with archer’s and shooter’s goggles.

IN WHAT WAYS DO THE GLASSES COMPLEMENT OR ENHANCE YOUR COLLECTION?

It gives modern sense to my whole collection. At first, I thought some of my dresses wouldn’t fit with the glasses but a sudden twist gave interesting outcomes. Especially during the photoshoot and show filming, the model’s movement and stage lighting enhanced my whole collection and sunglasses. I also liked the combination between the silver leather trench coat and the blue translucent glasses. This resulted in the photoshoot idea; where I made use of shadow.

Crystal

Shadow

Love-targets, arrows, radial shapes from the heart became main sources of inspiration for my collection.

KOMONO NEXT