“I was inspired by muted scenery of back alley of New York City,” offers menswear designer Woo Young Mi of her latest collaboration with Mr Porter.
“Precisely Jean-Michel Basquiat and his graffiti works,” she continues. “Collection encapsulates Basquiat’s mood and tone of painting. Scribbles have become simplified and melted into Wooyoungmi’s relaxed tailoring. I wanted collection to be complete wardrobe for Basquiat.”
This is the second time the creative director – and the Korean label – have hooked up with the ecomm platform, having initially joined forces back in June.
The 12-piece line-up (a wallet concludes the above picks) marries sports elements with ready to wear, borrowing notes from the label’s mainline AW15 collection such as colour and silhouettes.
Dropping this month, a focus on the late New York artist extends specifically to graphics on tees and jumpers while elsewhere pieces are connected by a dark colour palette.