How do you resurrect the past? More so, how do you resurrect the past in a way that is respectful yet relevant? Most often in recent years the rebirths of long closed heritage fashion houses have lent heavily on replication—copying classic pieces almost line for line. While the originals have often had high values on the secondary market, when remade in modern fabrics and using modern techniques they often lose their luster. How then to revive the “King of Fashion”, Paul Poiret? This is the challenge that South Korean department store franchise Shinsegae and Chinese couturier Yiqing Yin have set out to face.

Follow Laura on instagram here.