hexa by kuho 2011 Spring Summer OLAF Collaboration

For the last two seasons Jung has been attempting, already with success, to do exactly that. Deconstructed, masterfully draped and mostly gray, Jung’s first Hexa by Kuho collection was presented on the runway last February in New York and in a film directed by Nick Knight. Semi-couture, each piece was hand made and is available in a limited edition of just five. For spring/summer 2011, Jung took inspiration from archaic medical devices, artificial limbs and the elegance of the natural human form. “Every fashion designer, at some point, says that he’s interested in the human body,” confesses Jung, who collaborated with artist Olaf Breuning on a film for the collection showing a model dressed in Hexa clothing surrounded by ballet dancers, some adorned with forearm crutches. “I thought his collection was very radical”, Breuning said of Jung’s looks for Spring, “It was based on prosthesis and fake body parts. I chose ballet because it’s a very artificial dance, very constructed by humans.”

A graduate of Parson’s School of Design, Jung is also a certified Cordon Bleu chef (he once owned a restaurant near NYU) as well as the Creative Director of Samsung’s fashion division, where he oversees several sold-in-Asia-only women’s collections as well as Samsung’s license brands Nina Ricci and 10 Corso Como. i-D Online sat down with the softly spoken Jung to discuss his plans for Hexa (the number 6 in Greek, often associated with harmony and balance) and to find out what he misses most about his halcyon days a fashion obsessed student in New York.

hexa by kuho

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