The recently concluded fashion weeks around the world have given us a glimpse of how the fashion scene will develop in the months to come. However, with the evolution of creative artists, fashion is also giving us an interesting new perspective on how clothes can be made. Recently, Seoul-based couture brand KIMHĒKIM used fake hair to create clothes like corsets, coats and more.
The brand took the corset trend to new heights with its new Helon braided hair corset, which was part of its Hair Chronicles collection for Fall/Winter 2022. Kimhekim showcased the latest collection digitally during Paris Fashion Week .
The collection included a range of hair weaved into silhouettes like a trench coat and a shoulder-pad dress. South Korean designer Kiminte Kimhekim has taken his aesthetic forward with hair. WWD reports that Kimhekim was inspired by the nostalgia of playing with Barbies as a child for the latest collection. The designer sourced the faux braids from an old wig shop north of Seoul to sew them into neatly combed and arranged coats and corsets. “I like to draw inspiration from my childhood because I realize that the pure pleasure of creating starts from there,” he told WWD.
Kimhekim’s collection includes sewn-on jet-black and blonde faux hair, asymmetrical tweed suits, skirts and singlets with unfinished edges. The hair was used to create a wave pattern effect on the denim. Coats with zip-up hoodies, a look inspired by a stripped schoolgirl uniform topped with a shaggy tie, long locks are braided into corsets and dresses with pointed shoulders. Loose curls fall from cropped jackets and boots.
In their latest Instagram Reel, Kimhekim takes the virtual audience behind the scenes and shows how a blonde Helon coat is crafted to perfection. One of the users expressed his reaction in the comments which read: “This is so wild.”
What do you think of this latest creative take on hair?
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