Korean label Soulpot Studio began their Born Project with their "Mother" collection for this Autumn Winter, exploring the idea that the first connection any human has with the outside world is through the mother, which forms their ego. "Deficiency" is the follow up collection for this upcoming Spring Summer 2017 season. Naturally, after childbirth comes childhood and that is the part of the human experience that his collection seeks to explore. Soulpot Studio seeks to deliver this interpretation through the different use of materials and structures in the garments.
As designer Sujinn Kim has a background in Media Arts, rather than Fashion Design, you can see how she focuses on the three-dimensional structures of each piece rather than traditional fits and pattern cutting techniques. She uses broken lines, shredded straps, unconventional draping and intentionally placed rough spots tell the story of the experience of childhood. I was thoroughly impressed in how she managed to take seemingly incoherent details and mismatched fabrics and create superb pieces. The seemingly fatuous straps are placed so brilliantly that they not only emote the constant movement of childhood, they also add structure to the garments. The perfectly crafted imperfections are also an allegory of the nature of being a child.