The Stolen Garment
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.
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.