Collections designer Hyun Wook Lee makes his debut with Canali’s spring-summer 2018 outing. The collection celebrates LUI (He). The Italian brand describes him as
an eclectic. Intense and authentic with an open mind for trends, inspiration, and experimentation; He admires the essence of things that are made well, with care and are full of heritage. Lee’s approach to design is reflected in the season. Lee approaches menswear by the idea that
style is sensibility; intuition; an expression of the state of mind–an inner world that is represented in four ‘rooms’–Equilibrium, Dynamism, Steadiness, and Inspiration–that reflect his way of being; living; dressing. Equilibrium represents tranquility, security, and comfort. Shades of blue and brown come together with wool, linen, and silk. The goal is to achieve the casualness of denim with the refinement of a suit. Meanwhile, dynamism offers a contrast with bolder colors such as green and burnt sienna. Shirts act as jackets while houndstooth dresses sneakers and multi-dimensional tones color coats. Steadiness captures the sartorial heritage of Canali with sharp tailoring and a collection of sunglasses with an embossed texture that mirrors the jacquard details of knitwear. Finally, inspiration brings a lightness and leisure to the season with jersey blazers, slip-on shoes, and leather accessories.