MoonYoungHee – Only in Paris could active sportswear look so elegant – Paris Fashion Week
Moon-Young-Hee, Ready to Wear, Spring-summer 2019
The MoonYoungHee show Tuesday in the Latin Quarter of Paris on the last day of Paris Fashion Week was one of the highlights of the season.
– by Loanna Haseltine
Moon YoungHee, Tuesday 2 October 2018 – Paris University Descartes
The location was well chosen. It being in the building of the Paris University Descartes- only in Paris would a building in such elegance and grandeur be a school facility. Only in Paris could active sportswear look so elegant, and high-fashion, and posses that “got to have it” quality. Do not misunderstand. MoonYoungHee, is not a traditionally sportswear designer. She has affirmed herself in the Paris high-fashion stratosphere since the 90’s. But her style this season is inherently active sportswear. But not just…
Trench coats and cargo pants were a recurring silhouette. Known for her Belgium-esque deconstruction; Moon, this season stayed close to her roots. Swathed in draped layers, colors and textures juxtaposed in eye-catching yet soul soothing looks- models seemed to glide down the runway.
There was an exquisite use of lemon-yellow organza, transparent and crocodile embossed. This material was used in various versions of trench coats. These worn with versions of white-cotton men’s style dress-shirts; sometimes sleeveless and with obligatory sneakers. Light silk-chiffon asymmetrical wraps were draped over heavy white-cotton monastic tunics adding soft fluidity to structure. A glittery silver-mesh and pocketed trench coat worn over layers of white including: turtleneck transparent tee under a long soft lab-coat; with bottom in a thigh-grazing skirt over a full and soft linen trouser, was one look particularly spectacular.
There was a look that seemed to be MoonYoungHee’s version of a wedding dress. This was in transparent layers of white silk-georgette, chiffon and guipure lace; tunic-like, religiously Belgium and a little roman-esque. I have earmarked this ephemeral look (of course with leopard sneakers included) for any future second, for-now-unplanned weddings.
Moon YoungHee Videos, Ready to Wear, Spring-summer 2019 collection