Word around the floor at Capsule was that you just had to drop by Document's booth to check out the product. The Korean-based brand, nearly unknown before show, was on the minds/blogs of many an editor/buyer by the show's end. We caught up with the man behind the label,Jongsoo Lee, to get a little history behind the mystery.
Who are you and what’s your brand?
DOCUMENT is a Seoul-based independent label founded in 2014 by Jongsoo Lee. We present limited colors using natural materials of fine quality for the discerning man.
Our aim is to make clothes that are not only the creation of the designer but also represent the personality of wearer.
Jongsoo Lee has worked at various fashion brands for ten plus years and started the label in 2014.
Tell us a bit about your SS15 collection, what inspired it, what the standout pieces are…
This is our first collection. We launched at Capsule Paris SS15. We are very proud of the indigo denim jacket, the indigo jersey pants, our unbleached cotton jacket and our range of graphic tees.
Any advice for new designers looking to get into the business?
Do it! Right now. And continue it.
Book: Robert Adams New West
Song: “Any Fun” by Coconut Records.
What’s the hardest and most rewarding parts of your job?
Just the process of producing the product.