This being my second experience of a Hyden Yoo presentation, I’ve gathered that Hyden Yoo might be something of a romantic. Last season, his collection was inspired by film classic, The Lovers — a film largely about an affair between a man and a woman. For the Fall, the inspiration comes from what is described as, “The Classic Tale of the Unattainable Woman and the Man That Pines for Her.” This translated into a muted color palette for the men and vibrant shades of fuschia, jeweltoned purple and blue for the women. When something (or someone) is desired, it’s always brighter colors. The men and women’s colors complimented each other nicely.
Silhouettes for women like the previous collection remain classic and loose (a trend I highly commend!) Think boxy sweaters, jackets, wide leg pants in fabrics like wool and silk. Afterall, only the most luxe fabrics for the ever elusive, unattainable woman! What I loved most abbout the womenswear is the appearance of floral prints. I love that florals are not just for the Spring.
The menswear in the collection revealed characteristics of the ‘Man that Pines.’ Generally, it’s always the smart men (read: nerdy) that fall for unattainable women yet have a difficult time mustering enough courage to talk to her. The nerdy-ness shows in quirky prints, tromp l’oeil glasses, pocket protectors and the number Pi subtly knitted on the chest of a sweater. All this, in a subtle fashion as to not let the menswear pieces lose their cool.
Accessories also appear in this collection. I loved this purse in particular:
Overall this collection was an interesting take on, ‘The Beauty and the Geek.’
Pictures I took:
For more information about Hyden Yoo, head to his official site here.