On day two of NYFW, Korean brand Beyond Closet presented their SS14 collection at Industria Studios. Designer Tae Yong drew inspiration from gym workouts and calisthenics for this collection that really popped on the studio's white wall and stage. Models sported (no pun) sweatbands and towels as they sat on workout bikes and posed with dumbbells.
The collection itself is very clean, sporty, and quirky. There is a slight nod to Ivy League athlete of yesteryear in the form of varsity stripes and argyle patterns, but the modernity shines through this collection especially on their trench coat with contrasting lapels and sleeves, car coat with argyle, raglan sleeves, a double breasted blazer with a varsity striped, ribbed hem, chino and sweatpant hybrids, and two-tone shirts. The collection pushed the envelope with pieces that combined elements of other apparel and put them together creating entirely new styles. Yong is redefining tailoring and sportswear at this ideal point in menswear where anything is possible and acceptable.
Click a photo to start the slideshow of the show prep and presentation (all photography by Will Foster).