On Friday, February 10th, Korean-based designer Bumsuk Choi showed his signature menswear collection, General Idea for Fall/Winter 2012 at Lincoln Center. For the new season, Choi’s modern intersection of classic menswear and utilitarian streetwear is infused with a sense of athleticism. Taking inspiration from archival images of hockey players, particularly the teams participating at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, Choi explored the transformation between sportswear uniforms and everyday ready-to-wear to form the theme in the collection, titled “After Games”. Choi referenced lean mid-century menswear silhouettes as seen through a contemporary eye. Trousers with knee pad details, parkas accented with quilted fabrics, and a varsity jacket with toggle buttons are key pieces that illustrate the accessible, yet singular approach to the collection.
We also see a clear vintage mountaineering background in the collection, some nice color blocking and just a generally easy to wear, yet special, collection. We enjoy very much the stronger colors placed in the line, adding a bit more of a modern touch to the generally vintage looking collection.
Check out the full General Idea Fall/Winter 2012 Collection after the jump.