January 23, 2016

By Marcellous L. Jones

Paris, France – Since his 2007 Paris debut, South Korean designer Zio Song has become one of the staples on the fashion week calendar here. His Songzio line is accustomed to receiving high praise for its bold reflective statements on men’s fashion. This season the line’s creative sense seems to be at a high.

Dominated by black, the Fall Winter 2016/17 affair is a tribute to the current trend rage of tailored and structured top portions paired with flowing, larger proportions in the bottom half of the silhouettes. The designer gives us very tailored and structured blazers and cropped dinner jackets. They are paired with baggy trousers that have been cut straight. Some of them have been distinguished by a row of micro pleats instead of a front leg crease.

The fabrics are light. In one long coat, the material is so light that it flows in the air with the slightest hint of wind. And as if to recognize that not everyone elects to spend the winter season in cold climates, the designer puts forth a selection of shorts too. However the most compelling looks in the collection comes in the form one of the three-piece total looks. Here we find the large cut, straight legged trousers with pleats. They have put together with a jacket and with an inner vest. The three pieces enjoy the green color that has been placed in the pieces and to make for one of the most irrepressible looks.

When the show finished, we were treated again to the beautiful and poetic silhouettes as they appeared one by one in the finale’s succession. There one sees and experiences again the embodiment of what it actually means to have good technique and ideas come together for one perfect reason.