From working with Chanel to Louis Vuitton, too producing his own clothing line Rokh, Rok Hwang, the Korean born but London based fashion designer opened Paris fashion week with a sophisticated red light, AW19 show called “Teenage Nightmare.” The show opened with red beams of light with bright white stage lights pointing at the models, this theme was inspired by where Rok used to live back as a teenager in the late 80s through to the mid-90s in Austin Texas.
The show opened with Rok himself, wearing a flower print high neck long sleeve jumper – coordinated with matching tights – with a long blazer and an A-line pencil skirt which he accessorized with an O-ring black leather belt adding shape to the waist finished with clear Perspex heels and sunglasses.
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rokh debut show aw19 opening Paris Fashion Week. Look01 @rokhofficial Styling by @elodiedavid Casting Direction by @01jl Sound and Music direction by @michelgaubert Make up Artist @thomasdekluyver Hair Stylist @cimmahony Set Design and Production by @la_mode_en_images_official PR by @prconsulting Special Thanks to @lorealpro
The standout piece from the collection was this psychedelic print, longline, bright yellow and black contrasting skirt with the same print on the matching scarf – also styled with a V-neck grey low cut blazer. The look was finished with perspex clear heels and a matching clear yellow bag, similar to Rok’s look. This outfit was dressed to show the models feminine side with the midi skirt but also keeping it sophisticated with the work style blazer.
The inspiration for the collection also comes from Rok’s childhood, as the fabrics and the design of the clothes all come from his past somewhere along the line. The collection was made up from bright bold fabrics with paisley prints and gingham. It also featured chains, which were worn as a detailed accessory on the models within the fashion show.
In a previous interview, Rok mentioned: “I grabbed some from my dad’s van actually,” as he said that he pointed to a paisley printed cushion. Rok’s theme of fabrics used in his show, come from his mothers love of floral and silk, and the colourful throws he used on his models are inspired by his family home within the 80s and 90s.
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