Juun.J Soldiers Storm the Runway in Paris for SS20

Juun.J Soldiers Storm the Runway in Paris for SS20

Korean designer Juun.J showed up to Paris Fashion Week Men’s with a military of his own in tow. Take a look at the Spring Summer 2020 collection.

Korean designer Juun.J showed up to Paris Fashion Week Men’s with a military of his own in tow. Take a look at the Spring Summer 2020 collection.

Text: Teddy Willson

Apocalyptic soldier vibes are one thing we didn’t know we needed in our lives, but now that we’ve seen it, we can’t get it out of our heads. Korean designer Juun.J put fire to the runway with his Spring Summer 2020 collection at Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

The show was a goth-punk wonderland, spotted with vibrant ensembles straight out of the pages of a postmodern fairy tale, in which the damsel in distress is her own hero.

A bulk of the line consisted of head-to-toe black leather looks. Exaggerated, angular shoulder pads topped off leather jumpsuits, sometimes in its traditional form with a wide leg and other times as skintight catsuits or form-fitting, Bermuda-length rompers. Sharp tailoring carried the show, especially in those instances where the black leather took on a cargo-like form—wide leg pants for the men and a front-slit, midi skirt for the ladies.

The intensity of the material was balanced either on top, bottom or through accessories by pairing it with a lighter-weight, feminine fabric. Almost identical ensembles were presented on the runway in both all-white leather and all-denim looks.

Leather gloves, either black or white, were worn underneath extra-long-sleeved garments. Leather bags were perched on the backs of models in such a way that, from the front, they appeared to be ammo belts. The bags themselves doubled, or sometimes tripled, down on the traditional fanny pack or mini backpack. They were worn slung over the shoulder as a crossbody bag or fitted across the waist.

Peachy pink and icy blue designs broke up the sea of neutral tones. The pieces came as iridescent, elastic-hemmed skirts or oversized dresses, paired with monochrome sock booties. A neon yellow dress was made of a stiff, oversized dress shirt that transformed into a flowing, pleated skirt. Metallic booties completed the look.

In a final nod to these new wave soldiers, Juun.J added a touch of grey-tone camo, once again as a flared jumpsuit and turtleneck catsuit.

Take a look at Juun.J’s unique and daring SS20 collection below.

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