The master of tailoring, Eudon Choi, didn’t fail to disappoint yet again this year with a collection rooted in his precise tailoring and penchant for detail.

Kicking off the first day of Fashion Week, Choi set the tone for the masculine relaxed tailoring that we saw many designers follow in the succeeding days. Starting off with monochromatic looks -made up of crisp white cotton shirts, grey wide leg trousers and smock dresses – the collection soon transitioned to varying shades of olive khaki, muted orange and cornflower blue.

This season, Choi was influenced by the Austrian/Czech architect Adolf Loo, suitably a pioneer of the modernist movement a.k.a minimalism. In particular, Loo’s essay ‘Ornament and Crime’ was a heavy influence on this collection, taking his idea of removing ornament from everyday objects to produce a series of looks that were simply striking in their natural materials.

His beginnings in menswear were clear in this collection, showcasing his sharp, clean tailored looks against more relaxed and oversized trousers, coats and dresses. His feminine touch was found in small stylistic details such as large gold buttons down the side of trousers, D-Rings with long straps that added movement and fluidity to structured jackets and the odd satin dress in pale pink. All in all, a collection that looked elegantly effortless yet required great attention to detail.

Words: Heather Ibberson