Kanghyuk Clothing

In 2017 after graduating from the prestigious Royal College of Art, Kanghyuk Choi and Sanglak Shon launched their ambitious namesake label Kanghyuk with the intention of bringing to life a conceptually-driven ready-to-wear brand. The visionary South Korean designers quickly garnered critical acclaim amongst members of the fashion world for his use of unorthodox materials: deployed vehicular airbags constitute one of the defining features of their utilitarian-inspired menswear collection. Although influenced by notions of the early twentieth-century readymade, they cleverly push this concept further, deconstructing the pre-existing everyday object only to reassemble it anew. The deployed airbag thus takes on a second life as it is recrafted into modern and durable outerwear, vests, shirts, and trousers. Stark serial numbers and bold contrasting thread run through the collection, providing visual unification to each piece, while unexpected mesh construction and sportswear-inspired elements ensure that the brand’s unconventional offerings do not veer too earnestly into the dystopic. By recasting meticulously-tailored wardrobe staples in discarded technical fabrics, they communicate a highly personal design statement that, while futuristic in aesthetic, is ingenious in its nonconformist approach to design.

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Kanghyuk - Grey Readymade Airbag Astronaut Jacket

Kanghyuk

Grey Readymade Airbag Astronaut Jacket

$2950 $1416

Kanghyuk - White Readymade Shrink Shirt

Kanghyuk

White Readymade Shrink Shirt

$1350 $621

Kanghyuk - Black Airbag Patched T-Shirt

Kanghyuk

Black Airbag Patched T-Shirt

$375 $176

Kanghyuk - White Down Readymade Airbag Front Jacket

Kanghyuk

White Down Readymade Airbag Front Jacket

$4100 $2378

Kanghyuk - Grey Readymade Shrink Shirt

Kanghyuk

Grey Readymade Shrink Shirt

$1350 $621

Kanghyuk - White Readymade Airbag Front Trousers

Kanghyuk

White Readymade Airbag Front Trousers

$1380 $635

Kanghyuk - Black Readymade Airbag Shirt

Kanghyuk

Black Readymade Airbag Shirt

$1300 $650

Kanghyuk - Off-White Readymade Airbag Biker Trousers

Kanghyuk

Off-White Readymade Airbag Biker Trousers

$1300 $741

Kanghyuk - Grey Readymade Airbag Oil Washed Trousers

Kanghyuk

Grey Readymade Airbag Oil Washed Trousers

$1525 $717

Kanghyuk - Black Cropped Readymade Airbag Trench Coat

Kanghyuk

Black Cropped Readymade Airbag Trench Coat

$2975 $1458

Kanghyuk - White Down Readymade Airbag Front Vest

Kanghyuk

White Down Readymade Airbag Front Vest

$2775 $1832

Kanghyuk - Black Readymade Airbag Waistcoat

Kanghyuk

Black Readymade Airbag Waistcoat

$1675 $821

Kanghyuk - White Readymade Airbag Front Shorts

Kanghyuk

White Readymade Airbag Front Shorts

$1075 $710

Kanghyuk - Black Astronaut T-Shirt

Kanghyuk

Black Astronaut T-Shirt

$225 $122