The invitation to the Songzio S/S 2012 show came inscribed with a poem:
The two clocks show different times. Both wrong. One is slow. Instead of telling the time, the other seems to point to where I stand. I relate to it as twigs to the wind.
Wind and twigs.
I'm not sure if this a translation from the Korean because I can't find the original piece online. Oblique, however, as that reference is, the concept of duality it describes ran throughout the collection, as did Songzio's continued focus on his idea of 'aspiration' and the lightness of a 'Spring breeze'. This breeze was positively tangible (and such a relief given the baking heat outside) as crisp white linen and black wild cotton gently billowed around the models, whose heads were slicked back with what looked like yellow poster paint. Despite a monochromatic colour choice there was a distinct lightness of touch here and even the heavier, more typically 'Winter' items such as a floor-length belted coat seemed oddly appropriate. I take my hat off to the stylist, as the floral corsages really managed to lift the entire collection. I think the grey linen jacket finished with contrasting black leather panels (see above photo) was my favourite item - so unassumingly chic! I had never attended a Songzio show before but I certainly hope to see the designer's work again in the future - simple, yet beautifully done!