Siki Im – Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

By - September 10th, 2013

Siki Im’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection isn’t clinical– it’s institutional. Inspired by the uniforms of the prison ward as well as by those worn in hospitals, Im has envisioned an unsettling, neurotic, and starchy aesthetic that made his models look like they were desensitized from colorful stimulation as they walked the runway. White dominated the attire in a manic, fear-inducing way on cotton textiles fashioned into baggy trousers, rectangular tops, elongated vests, and jumpsuits. Raw edges along shirts added that extra touch of grit to the overall concept and the plastic-constructed pieces were eerily reminiscent of a surgical doctor’s sterile uniform. The haunting allure of the designs is intriguing yet bizarre, but then again, when is fashion not?