For Korean-born designers Seokwon Andy Kim and Wonjeong Debbie Yoon, this season is all about circles. From circle-appliqued blouses to circle-cut collars,360 degrees is all the rage for their label, Andy & Debb.
"Circles are the perfect form that you can find in nature, the most perfect form," Yoon told Xinhua on backstage on Saturday at New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show (MBFW). "So we played a lot with it."
Kim and Yoon are known for playing up shapes and themes into their minimalist aesthetic style. During MBFW in February, the duo incorporated a butterfly theme into their collection by magnifying the shape of the wing so that it became the body of a skirt or blouse.
This season, circles swirled down the catwalk. One model wore a stitched linen strapless dress with a half circle overlay. Another rocked a silk taffeta and mesh layered blazer over a silk mint layered circle collar blouse paired with silk creme shorts.
"We used a lot of different fabrics," said Kim, "such as silk, linens, cottons and sometimes we attached the different fabrics to each other."
"So you have different textures," added Yoon.
"It was very interesting and fun," Kim also chimed in.
During a pre-show interview in the Salon tent with Xinhua, the duo often finished each other's sentences -- no surprise as they have been married for 14 years. So what's the secret to working and playing together?