The location for Hyden Yoo’s SS12 presentation was the perfect place to see the collection. The models wore tropical tinged clothes as they slinked about the palm tree wallpapered place, The Cabanas at The Maritime.
The collection was inspired by the film L’amant, and showed themes from the late 1920’s neocolonialism period. Grey, yellow, and maple colors mixed with ocean blue, hibiscus, and golden root. The fabrics also took a natural turn with bamboo, cotton/silk voile for women, and cotton twill, canvas, and cashmere for men.
I absolutely enjoyed this collection. The long dresses and skirts, with the cropped jackets and sweaters were totally elegant and laid back. It was a great no fuss look. The knitter in me loved the colorblocked intarsia created patterns.
The men’s collection was great too because Hyden Yoo managed to create a tropical look that didn’t scream Tommy Bahama. I loved the oversized elements also. Some of the pockets were extra large or a shoulder hung a little loose.
I was very pleased with both the men and women’s collections from Hyden Yoo. I hope I get to see more of this designer in the future, because I can tell big things are mos definitely in store for.