Menswear brand Solid Homme made their debut at the Fall/Winter 2021 Milan Fashion Week. In a time of reboots and remakes, (Most recently with Sex and The City) Designer Woo Young Mi chose to make a collection of remakes of her past signature styles.
Solid Homme is big in South Korea, but is just getting its start in North America and Europe. Being showcased in one of the epicenters of fashion indicates Solid Homme having a strong future across the globe. Solid Homme was launched in 1988 in South Korea, with a very small audience, and up until now, only really grew within it’s homeland.
Other brands featured at Milan Fashion Week were Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Fendi, and Prada.
The collection consists of fall and winter outdoor staples, like trench coats and puffer jackets, but with a twist. Young Mi turned the volume up on turtlenecks by giving them extremely high necks and a panel hanging in the front. The collection also includes trendy items from 2020 that are expected to continue in popularity like sweater vests and bucket hats. Through this, Young Mi is bringing together styles from the past, present, and future. It’s fitting that she titled this collection “New Olds.”
The items are baggy, giving the models a casual appearance with rarely defined waistlines. This speaks to the comfortable clothes many people have turned to throughout a year of social distancing and quarantining.
The clothes have a muted color palette filled with beiges, greys, and light blues. There are occasional pops of color like burnt orange and an electric blue. These strong colors bring an added flavor to the collection.
Solid Homme advertises itself as a brand of athletic style clothes that can be dressed up or down. This Autumn / Winter collection is focused on minimalism and is drawn from architectural backgrounds.