10th Dec, 2017 – St Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery,
런던의 한 갤러리에서 전시 중이던 졸업 작품은 도난을 당했고, 그로 발생한 보험금(London Police crime#65497381/17)은 디자이너 박정우가 자신의 브랜드 ‘더 스톨른 가먼트(Stolen Garment)’를 시작하기에 충분했다. 기존 규격화된 남성복에 대한 이미지를 벗어 던지고 더 자유롭고 전위적이고자 하는 디자이너 레이블 ‘더 스톨른 가먼트’. 디자이너 박정우는 뻔한 남성복 문법에 끊임 없이 질문을 던지며 동시에 디자이너가 그리는 미적 이상형을 디자인으로 형상화한다.
Jungwoo Park, a.k.a. Woo Park participated in the 2017 St Martin-in-the-Fields show where he showed his graduation collection again with twelve other graduates. The show, however, took an unexpected turn when one of Woo Park’s exhibited garments was stolen by a trespasser only hours after the show opened. The news spread quickly throughout the community on social media and sparked a city-wide search effort. Soon after, people began to upload photos of a homeless person they spotted walking down the streets of London, wearing the stolen garment. Despite the remarkable discovery and the joined efforts even with the London Police, the garment was never retrieved (London Police crime#65497381/17). This strange turn of events and the search that never reached its end led Woo Park instead to launch his own label to celebrate the ever-ongoing show. The show that will forever accompany the very last piece of the Stolen Garment (STOLEN GARMENT) to walk the streets.
the STOLEN GARMENT is a conceptual menswear brand. Woo Park seeks to redefine the conventional types of ideal men’s garments through his narrative-led design process and self-referential aesthetics.