Frothy spotlights, murky surroundings. The Songzio show was a perfect ode to a contemporary summer. We aren’t talking ditzy floral prints or nautical stripes, but modern silhouettes with cutting-edge prints. ‘A thousand dreams’ which is this Korean designer’s signature textile pattern consists of bold brush stroke designs. The pallet for this season was composed of earthy shades of burnt sienna, solid brown, tangerine and cement grey.
Striding down the dark runways of Couvent des Cordeliers, the models looked fierce with perfectly coiffed hair that was replicated in scarves stiffly knotted around the neck. Printed jumpsuits, double breasted jackets paired with cuffed trousers, and asymmetrical jackets teamed with culottes- it was all about breaking the barriers of traditional pairings.
The prints were bold and captivating and lent the collection a strong sense of Oriental discipline. What set it off was the foot- wear, lust-worthy leather sandals in sumptuous tans and olive shades. The collection was a perfect balance of edginess in term of patterns and a refreshing ease with fabrics such as linens and twill. It was a crossroads between athletic and formal where a perfect harmony was formed between an all-print suit and a two-tired polo tunic.
Written by Tanya Mehta